Always Keep An Eye On Your Transmission Fluid Level.

How to check transmission oil in a car? Just like your engine needs oil to lubricate the different components and protect them against wear and corrosion, your transmission is as well lubricated by special fluid called transmission fluid. Maintaining the proper transmission fluid level is important to keep your transmission shifting properly and your car running smoothly. Step 1 Check your owner’s manual. Do you have a manual or an automatic transmission? Manual transmissions don’t usually have a dipstick. They are factory filled. No top-up is needed. The fluid only has to be changed in the event of repairs. Step 2 Locate the transmission dipstick if you have an automatic transmission. The transmission fluid dipstick is usually red (yellow or white for the engine oil dipstick). The owner’s manual will help you to find the dipstick. If you’re lucky, it will be labeled – On rear-wheel drive vehicles, the dipstick is usually on the passenger side of the engine compartment, near the back of the engine. – On front-wheel drive vehicles, the dipstick is usually on the driver’s side, on one side of the transmission. If you don’t find it, your owner’s manual should show you where to look for … Continue reading Always Keep An Eye On Your Transmission Fluid Level.