How to Check Your Transmission Fluid

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Checking your transmission fluid regularly will help your engine run properly and help keep your vehicle in good shape on Englewood roads. Learn more about transmission fluid tips and care at Land Rover Paramus, your local authorized Land Rover service center!

How Often Do You Check Your Transmission Fluid?

All main fluid levels in your car should be checked about once a month, and it’s something you can quickly do after you fuel up at the gas station. This includes checking your transmission fluid, power steering fluid, and engine oil.

Transmission fluid should be replaced every 50,000 to 100,000 miles. The actual amount depends on your driving habits, type of transmission, and other factors. Be sure to consult your owner’s manual for a more specific maintenance schedule..

Steps to Checking Your Transmission Fluid

  1. Turn the car on. The engine should be warmed up to check the level.
  2. Find the transmission fluid dipstick. On front-wheel drive cars, it’s usually located to the right of the oil dipstick. Check your owner’s manual if you’re having trouble finding it.
  3. Remove the dipstick and touch the fluid, moving it around between your thumb and forefinger. The fluid should be nearly clear, with a pink hue. If it looks dirty or gives off a burnt smell, take it to a service center for replacement.
  4. Use a rag to wipe off the dipstick. Then insert it back into the vehicle. Pull it out again and check the level. If it’s under the “Full” marking, you’ll need to add more.
  5. Use a funnel to bring the fluid level up to the right spot. Be sure not to overfill it.

If you run into any issues, our Land Rover-certified technicians at the Land Rover Paramus service center can help you troubleshoot the issue or inspect the fluid themselves.

Transmission Fluid Basics

Your transmission is one of the most complex parts of your vehicle. Before you check your transmission fluid, explore these tips:

  • Not all transmission fluid is the same, with different types for recent models, manual transmissions, and automatic transmissions. Your owner’s manual will recommend a particular type of transmission fluid.
  • Checking the fluid on a manual transmission will usually require a jack to access a plug located beneath the car. For most drivers, a visit to our service center near Saddle River is more convenient.
  • If your vehicle hesitates before shifting gears, it might be due to low transmission fluid. However, it could be a sign of a more serious problem. Check the fluid level first, but if it’s fine, schedule service with us today.

Rely on Land Rover Paramus for Service Near Saddle River

If you have any questions about transmission care or you want to learn more automotive care tips, Land Rover Paramus can help. Contact our service center at (844) 924-8260 or stop by our showroom in Paramus.

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