Transmission Fluid

Statistically, few people really know a lot about how their car works. The rest of us just sort of nod our heads when the subject gets brought up. Still, that doesn’t mean we can’t take the time to learn the basics. To help with that, we’ve come up with a very quick overview about transmission fluid:

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Transmission fluid does it’s job by lubricating the parts in your transmission that would otherwise experience extreme friction. For automatic vehicles, it also serves as a coolant.

Experts recommend getting your transmission fluid changed out according to the manual’s specifications. If you don’t, it will get contaminated and you’ll just be lubricating your transmission with metal shavings and other debris.

While engine oil burns up over time, transmission fluid doesn’t; if you notice low fluid levels, that means you’ve got a leak.


Hopefully this helped you learn a little bit more about the operation of your vehicle. If yours needs work done, A&A Transmission can help. We offer a wide array of auto services. For more information, don’t hesitate to talk to one of our qualified professionals at (405) 350-6600.