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Wichita, KS
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Basic Information You Need to Know About Transmission Fluid

We all know that the engine needs motor oil to stay lubricated, but there are also other areas of your vehicle that need to stay well greased in order to work correctly. The transmission is one of those very important areas that also requires good lubrication and wear protection. How well your transmission works and how long it lasts will greatly depend on your ability to care for it properly. Since the transmission fluid is the number one factor protecting and preserving the transmission system it is important to use the right one and learn more about its function.

How Important is Transmission Fluid and What are Its Functions?

There are several types of transmission fluids but all fall into one of two categories: automatic or manual. The primary job of the transmission fluid is to lubricate and protect the surface of the internal transmission against wear. Without it, the transmission would not function and the shifting gears would become an almost impossible task. The transmission fluid protects the transmission components and ensures their performance by coating the parts and making sure they do not scrape and scratch as they complete their job. The transmission fluid also helps with other functions inside the transmission system. For example, as it lubricates it also helps the transmission areas stay clean and enhances the rotational speed. It also maintains the gaskets in good conditions and sometimes helps to stabilize the temperature range.

Different Cars Different Transmission Fluids

Several years ago only two types of transmission fluid existed: type A and type F. This was because there weren´t very many types of vehicles and type F transmission fluid was mostly for ford vehicles of that era. Nowadays there are many different manufacturers, models, and types of transmissions. Since each engine and transmission system can vary from one vehicle to another, there are also many other different varieties of transmission fluid.

Choosing the Best Quality of Transmission Fluid for Your Vehicle

There are all kinds of brands, quality grades, and styles in today´s market and it can be confusing trying to find the right one for your car or vehicle. However, all you need to do is follow your manufacturer´s recommendations and find a good quality brand you can trust. AMSOIL carries the best transmission fluids for all types of vehicles. From manual transmissions to automatic ones, from ATVs to UTVs and dirt bikes. If you need the right transmission fluid you will undoubtedly find it in AMSOIL´s online store or by contacting Hartmans Inc directly.

Using the Right Transmission Fluid

Some transmission fluids are interchangeable and others are not. It is always best to stay on the safe side and avoid any problems or loss of warranty and only uses those fluids recommended by your manufacturer. Automatic transmission fluid is usually always a reddish or green color. It is important to take this into consideration because it is that color for a reason. Actually for two reasons. One, the color allows you to identify that you are in fact using the correct type of fluid for your automatic transmission. Two, it is very easy to spot a green or red color leak and have it checked out immediately before it turns into a problem.

Caring for Your Transmission and When to Replace the Transmission Fluid

The transmission may not need as much regular care as the engine but it still needs to be well-protected. Just like it is important to keep the engine in good shape by getting a synthetic oil change, the transmission system of your vehicle should also be inspected every once in a while. Transmission fluid is not as delicate as motor oil and so it does not need to be changed as often. In fact, it rarely needs to be changed and newer vehicles even come with an extremely long lasting transmission fluid that hardly requires a replacement. Still, it is recommended that the transmission oil is replaced around every 60,000 to 100,000 miles for better performance. For more information on how to detect when your transmission fluid is running low or needs to be replaced, read this post, here.

Transmission Fluid and Other Great Products for Your Engine´s Synthetic Oil Change in Wichita

The transmission of a car is crucial to its performance and you need to take good care of it. Make sure there aren´t any leaks and check if your older vehicle´s transmission fluid is due for a change. The best way to be proactive about the care of your vehicle´s engine and transmission is by using high-quality products and the right transmission fluid. Call (316) 686-1069 and get what you need to keep your engine maintained and your transmission working great.


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