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405 NJ-17, Paramus, NJ, 07652

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Phone Numbers:Sales Hours:
  • Mon - Thu9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Service Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Parts Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - SunClosed
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What Kind of Transmission Fluid Do You Need?

Changing transmission fluid

Most vehicles with automatic transmissions use some variety of ATF, or Automatic Transmission Fluid—but there are many different types of ATF, and it’s important to choose the correct variety. So, what transmission fluid do you need? You should always use the kind of fluid that’s recommended in your owner’s manual, but you can give us a call at (844)924-8260 or visit our parts department near Fort Lee if you have questions!

A Guide to Transmission Fluid Types

As we noted from the outset, it’s crucial to check your owner’s manual and determine the specific type of transmission fluid that your vehicle requires. Even though most ATFs share their basic mechanical properties, it’s always better to play on the safe side.

With that said, it’s still a good idea to be familiar with the different types of transmission fluid that are available. 

  • Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF): This type of fluid is rated to work with most automatic transmissions—and even some manual transmissions—but there are different kinds of conventional and synthetic ATFs that you’ll want to consider. These can potentially offer benefits for older vehicles, so consult with an expert at our parts department if you’d like to learn more about your options.
  • HFM-Style Transmission Fluid: One popular subcategory of ATF is known as Highly Friction Modified Transmission Fluid. Although it isn’t generally recommended for Land Rover vehicles, you might find it in a Chrysler, a Toyota, or a Jeep.
  • Continuously Variable Transmission Fluid: Vehicles that have continuously variable transmissions may require a special fluid. Although a vehicle with a CVT may seem like it’s functioning fine on ATF, you need to use the proper product to prevent issues over the long term.
  • Type-F Fluid: If you drive a classic vehicle that was made before 1970, you might require Type-F Transmission Fluid.

What kind of transmission fluid do you need to buy? Once again, where transmission fluid types are concerned, there’s no substitute for checking your owner’s manual or speaking to an expert at our parts department. 

When Should You Replace Your Transmission Fluid?

Although it’s possible to replace your transmission fluid at home, it’s not recommended to do so. Any contamination can lead to problems down the line, and we can easily take care of transmission fluid flushes in our shop! You only need to schedule service once every 50,000 to 100,000 miles, or whenever your owner’s manual recommends the service, which means that most Ridgewood and Jersey City drivers will only make this appointment once every four to ten years.

If you’re worried about the state of your transmission, it’s certainly possible to check your transmission fluid levels in your garage. You can assess the fluid quality at the same time.

Schedule Transmission Fluid Replacement in Paramus Today!

Start exploring our current service specials today if you think that you’ll need to schedule service soon. If you have any questions, you’re more than welcome to contact us or explore our other service tips and tricks online!

 

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