Clean, adequate levels of transmission and differential fluids are essential for your car or truck to operate properly and efficiently.
Transmission fluid is important, lubricating keeping seals soft, protecting internal parts, and acting as a coolant for your transmission. According to AAA Auto Club, www.aaa.com, it's important to inspect your transmission fluid and top up as needed. Most automakers follow a certain schedule for flushing your transmission to change the fluid completely. You can usually find this maintenance schedule in your owner's manual.
According to AAA, on most models, finding an easily accessible way to check manual transmission and differential fluid levels is very difficult. It is recommended that service and inspection of these fluids be performed by a qualified technician. Refer to your owner's manual for specific service information.
Should your transmission need to be flushed, it's usually best to go to a professional.
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