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Checking Transmission Fluid

Changing transmission fluid

Now is the time to learn when and how to check transmission fluid. This ensures that you’ll avoid frustrations and costly repairs. So, how often do you check your transmission fluid as you’re commuting around Red Bank? Here at Acura of Ocean, we reveal the following simple guide to help you knock out this maintenance task from your to-do list . Want to schedule an appointment? Contact us today if you are not comfortable checking your transmission fluid!



Steps For How to Check Transmission Fluid

Wondering how to check your transmission fluid before you get back on the road around Freehold? 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 Acura of Ocean service department.

Check Your Transmission Fluid Monthly

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 Asbury Park and Colts Neck. You can also schedule service online!

Learn from Acura of Ocean about Expert Maintenance.

Prefer a professional to replace your transmission fluid? This is the plan: 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 specials. And prepare to schedule an appointment in Toms River!


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