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How to Check Transmission Fluid

Changing transmission fluid

Learning when and how to check transmission fluid ensures that you’ll keep your transmission running well for years to come! So, how often do you check your transmission fluid as you’re commuting around Harlingen? Here at Boggus Tipton Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we offer the following simple guide to help you knock out this maintenance task from your garage. Want to know more? Contact us today for more information or help checking your transmission fluid!

How to Check Transmission Fluid

Wondering how to check your transmission fluid before you get back on the road around McAllen? Follow these simple steps:

  1. Before opening your hood, ensure that your vehicle is in park. To get a good reading on your transmission fluid, keep your car running a few minutes to allow the transmission fluid to heat up and flow freely.
  2. Locate your transmission fluid dipstick. If you’re not sure where it is, your owner’s manual will give you the location. On front-wheel-drive vehicles, it’s generally on the right of the oil dipstick.
  3. Take out the dipstick and move the transmission fluid between your forefinger and thumb. If it gives off a burnt smell and looks dirty, it’s time to replace the transmission fluid.
  4. Wipe the dipstick with a rag, then put it back in the vehicle. Remove the dipstick again to check the transmission fluid level.
  5. If the transmission fluid is below the “full” level, your vehicle will need more transmission fluid, you should leave that to the experts at our Boggus Tipton Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram service department.

How Often Do You Check Your Transmission Fluid?

Wondering, “How often do you check your transmission fluid?” Checking your transmission fluid monthly is just as important as checking other fluid levels. Ensure that you check your owner’s manual to see if your vehicle manufacturer has unique recommendations for your specific oil and fluid types. If you need help remembering, we recommend making a calendar reminder for your fluid checks before getting behind the wheel around South Padre Island and Weslaco. You can also schedule service online!

Turn to Boggus Tipton Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for Expert Maintenance.

Need help replacing your transmission fluid? Let our team of experts help you check our transmission fluid today and answer any additional questions you may have. Don’t hesitate to contact us and check out other service and parts tips, such as how to check the oil level in your car or how to reset your tire pressure light, as you’re preparing to get back on Edinburg streets!

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