Experiencing transmission issues can be frustrating and confusing. Some common issues include abnormal noises, rough shifts, not shifting at all, slipping clutches, no reverse movement, no forward movement and sudden vibrations. Noises such as grinding metal, whining, rattling, and gurgling are not normal and should be cause for concern. These noises could indicate low fluid level, failing pump, or bad bearings or gears within the transmission. If there is a mechanical problem such as shifting issues or the car not going into forward or reverse, it is important to get your vehicle checked out as soon as possible before you are stranded on the side of the road. Diagnostics can be performed to determine if the concern is within the transmission and what type of work needs to be done. One type of diagnostic tool that is available is a scanner that reads error codes from the transmission. These codes along with a diagnostic check performed on the vehicle by the technician are interpreted and a plan for repair is developed. Gears has the most advanced diagnostic equipment paired with certified transmission specialists, and can repair your vehicle efficiently and timely.