How to check automatic transmission fluid

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Your vehicle's automatic transmission system must be maintained on a regular basis in order to extend its lifetime. Automatic transmission fluids ensure that your gears remain thermally stable and properly lubricated.
For the gears to work properly, the level and condition of the transmission fluid should be checked, as well as the state of the filters.
Maintenance requirements vary depending on the model.
It is therefore a good idea to refer to the vehicle's service manual before carrying out any operations.

When should I change automatic transmission fluids?

As a general rule, automatic transmission fluids should be changed every 25,000 to 50,000 km (or every 2 years).
It is important to respect these intervals. Failure to do so may result in damage to the transmission system.

Before you begin:

  • Refer to your service manual to find out what transmission fluid your gearbox requires and how frequently it should be changed.
  • The manual will also tell you where the filling cap is located.
  • Get a cloth or a roll of paper towel.

How to check the automatic transmission fluid level:

  • Same method as for a manual transmission gearbox.

Automatic transmission fluid top up

  • Same method as for a manual transmission gearbox.

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