How To Check Transmission Fluid

Changing transmission fluid

We get many questions about car care at Riverside Buick GMC, and one of those is, “How do you check transmission fluid?” Routinely checking your transmission fluid will help you spot any problems before they create problems on your Cartersville travels because your transmission is what moves your car forward. Learn how to add transmission fluid from the service technicians at Riverside Buick GMC, and let us know if you need any help.

How to Add Transmission Fluid

  1. Keep your engine running with the parking brake set.
  2. Check the owner’s manual to be sure you have the correct transmission fluid for your vehicle.
  3. Use a funnel and carefully add more transmission fluid until you reach the full mark.
  4. Depress the brake and run the transmission through its gears while your car is idling to circulate the transmission fluid.
  5. Now that you know how to add transmission fluid, check the fluid level once more to ensure it’s right.

Transmission Fluid: FAQs

A sealed transmission is now used in many modern-day vehicles, but it still needs to be replaced periodically. Since it is sealed, you can’t check the fluid level, so you’ll need the Riverside Buick GMC service team near Acworth to check it for you. Be aware of these signs that it’s time to replace your transmission fluid:

  • You can hear noises when changing gears.
  • The gears hesitate when shifting.
  • During acceleration, there’s a delay when shifting gears.

How Often To Check Transmission Fluid?

We recommend checking your transmission fluid once a month when checking your oil and other auto fluids. Read your owner’s manual for more specific recommendations and a specific maintenance schedule for your new Buick or GMC

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