Transmission Fluid Level Check

When is the last time you checked your transmission fluid? Before you answer, please read again. When is the last time YOU checked your transmission fluid? Most vehicles have an easily accessible dipstick and tube, and it only requires a couple minutes to check the transmission fluid. You should have it checked during an oil change. It is not an unreasonable request to ask to personally observe the process.

Low Fluid Level

Your transmission may be low of fluid for a number of reasons. Although you may not have a noticeable leak, you can still lose fluid over time. Quick lube centers are not required to check the transmission fluid level on vehicles manufactured without an accessible dipstick. Automotive service centers might not check the level unless you specifically request it. Transmission mythology has recently added fictional phrases such as “not serviceable” and “lifetime fill”. If your vehicle does not have an accessible dipstick making it difficult to check your transmission fluid level, make sure you have it checked at least once a year by an experienced transmission technician.