Transmission Tips 1-3

Tip 1: Inspect the Level and Condition of
Transmission Fluid

Make sure you inspect the level and condition of your transmission fluid and change fluids in accordance with manufacturers’ maintenance schedules to prevent wear and damage. Ensure the car is in park and running while you check. Pull the transmission dipstick out and check the fluid to ensure that it is red and does not have an unpleasant odor. Transmission fluid is transparent red in color when in good condition. If the fluid is cloudy, muddy brown, or black and/or it smells burnt, you should have the vehicle checked out as soon as possible.

Note: there are a variety of transmission fluid types. Make sure the proper fluid is used to ensure proper operation of your vehicle. The use of the wrong fluid will lead to early internal parts failure.

Tip 2 – Be Aware of Unusual Noises

To catch a problem with your transmission before it causes major damage, you should always be aware of any unusual behavior, noises or vibrations from your vehicle and have them checked right away.

Tip 3: Inspect for Leaks

Inspect beneath your car for leaks. The transmission fluid is reddish in color and you should be able to spot it clearly if there is a leak. If you notice a leak, visit a Mister Transmission dealer as soon as possible. If the fluid level goes below the recommended levels, you are at risk of serious transmission damage.