How to Check Transmission Fluid

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Do you know how to check your transmission fluid? It’s not that hard to check your transmission fluid in Naperville and if you’re wondering how to do this simple task, McGrath Acura of Westmont has a great guide for you. We’re your people for car sales as well as great service as well, so if you want to contact our service department at Acura McGrath, we can help you along the way and answer any service question you may have.


How To Check Transmission Fluid: Step-by-Step Guide

All you have to do to know how to check your transmission fluid in Elmhurst is in this guide:

  1. Turn the engine on for a few minutes before going forward, because you need to have a warm engine.
  2. Find the transmission fluid dipstick. On a FWD car, it’ll be to the right of the oil dipstick. Consult the owner’s manual if you can’t find it.
  3. Take the dipstick out and touch the fluid between your thumb and pointer finger. It should be almost clear with a little bit of pink in it. If it looks dirty or smells burnt, it’s time to schedule service for replacement.
  4. With a rag, wipe off the dipstick. Put it back in the vehicle again. Pull it out and check the level. If it’s beneath the “full” marking, it’s time to add more.
  5. Use a funnel to replace the fluid, but don’t overfill it!

Checking the Fluid in a Sealed Transmission

If your Downers Grove car has no dipstick, that might mean you’ve got a sealed transmission. What does this mean for you? A sealed transmission simply means that there’s no dipstick to measure the transmission fluid level. That means there’s no “how to check your transmission fluid” option for you in your home. If you’ve got a sealed transmission car, don’t try to check the fluid level yourself because you may damage the vehicle in the process of doing so. Take it to our service center, where we can check your transmission fluid level as part of routine maintenance.

McGrath Acura of Westmont: Your Service Experts

If you need to get your car fixed, our place is the place to be. Come to McGrath Acura of Westmont to figure out what’s wrong and how to get it fixed the right way. We’ve got service professionals certified by Acura that are the best possible hands to service your car with. Ready to get started? Just contact us to learn more!

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