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How To: Inspect Your Transmission Fluid

How To: Inspect Your Transmission Fluid

Similar to your other essential fluids (oil, coolant, wiper fluid, brake, etc.), it's also important to check your transmission fluid to ensure it's proficient to do its job. When your transmission fluid starts to get low, you will need to bring it to a trusted auto repair shop for a transmission fluid flush or change, as well as a proper inspection of the entire transmission system.   Before you can do anything, you will need to find the transmission dipstick. Yes - the transmission has a dipstick! Dipsticks are made to ease the inspection purposes. It looks very comparable to the oil dipstick but is more hidden. It usually has a red handle or transmission/gear symbol top. Front-wheel vehicles tend to have the dipstick placed at the front of the engine near the transaxle. However, it is closer to the back of the engine in rear-wheel-drive cars. You can also refer to your owner's manual for more guidance.    How to Check the Transmission Fluid Level Afte ... read more

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