How Do You Know if You Have a Bad Transmission?
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How Do You Know if You Have a Bad Transmission?

A transmission plays an important role in the operation of your car. And if the transmission goes, it can be an expensive problem to fix. Luckily, many cars give off warning signs that it needs repair before it completely dies. Unfortunately, many people have no idea what these warning signs are. If you don't know what the warning signs are, don't feel alone. I was once in the same position and ultimately, it caused me to have to replace the transmission in my car because I missed these signs. I created this website to help others identify when it needs to be repaired. If you notice any signs of a problematic transmission, head to a repair shop quickly to save yourself a lot of money!


How Do You Know if You Have a Bad Transmission?

Should My Windshield Be Repaired Or Replaced?

Diane Bishop

It's all part of owning an automobile - at some point you will probably wind up with windshield damage.  Whether it's due to a sudden hailstorm, a loose rock on the road, or an accident, windshield damage sometimes happens, and usually when you least expect it.

If you've never had to deal with windshield damage before, then you may be wondering whether you need to repair or replace your damaged glass.  Although the best way to tell is of course to have your windshield examined by an expert, you can also make a reasonable guess for yourself.  Here are some of things to keep in mind when it comes to windshield damage.

Size of the Chip or Crack

A general rule of thumb is that a crack longer than three inches long will probably require a complete windshield replacement.  Chips are a slightly different story - you're probably going to need replacement for a chip that is larger than one half of an inch.  Overall, cracks are more likely to need replacement than chips are, but getting an expert opinion on your car's unique situation is your best bet.

Location of the Windshield Damage

A chip or crack that is directly in the driver's field of vision is considered a top priority when it comes to windshield replacement.  This is because windshield repair doesn't always cure quite as clearly as the original glass.  Since windshield clarity is important for a driver, this is definitely a case where a total replacement would be probably be recommended.  In addition, any time a crack is located in an area that makes it likely to spread - near the edges of the windshield, for example - replacement is generally a better option than repair.

How Long The Windshield Has Been Damaged

Cracks and chips have a tendency to spread and deepen the longer they are left alone.  They are also magnets for dirt, mud, and other debris that wedge themselves in the cracks and crevices of the chipped glass, making repair much more difficult.  So if you've been putting off having your car looked at, then windshield replacement is probably what you're going to be looking at.

Don't Delay

Don't let yourself be lulled into thinking that a chipped or cracked windshield is no big deal.  Have the auto glass experts take a look at your vehicle and see what they can do when it comes to fixing your windshield.  You'll feel much better knowing its taken care of, and it will save money in the long run.  Now that's a good deal.