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Monthly Archives: September 2021

How to Check Your Transmission Fluid

How to Check Your Transmission Fluid

Like your engine oil or coolant, it's also essential to check your transmission fluid level to ensure it's at the level it needs to be. It is only possible if your vehicle doesn't have a closed or sealed transmission system. When your transmission fluid levels get low, you will need to bring it to a trusted auto repair shop for a transmission fluid flush or exchange, as well as an inspection of the entire transmission system.   First, Locate the Dipstick Your vehicle should come equipped with a transmission fluid dipstick for inspection purposes. It looks very similar to the oil dipstick but can be more challenging to find. Most of the time, it has a red handle on top. Front-wheel vehicles tend to have the dipstick positioned at the front of the engine near the transaxle. In contrast, it is closer to the back of the engine in rear-wheel-drive vehicles. If you are still struggling to locate the dipstick, please refer to your owner's manual.    How to ... read more

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