The health of your vehicle’s transmission is very important. Your transmission transfers the power from the engine to your wheels and contributes to an enjoyable ride or possibly a troublesome driving experience.
Checking the fluid and having it flushed routinely is crucial to keeping your transmission running efficiently. If you have questions about your transmission, bring it in to Comserv and we’ll provide you the answers you need.
To check your automatic transmission fluid, do the following:
- Pull out the dipstick- Shift your gear to Neutral or Park and the parking brake on, let your engine run. Make sure the engine is warm when you pull the dipstick out. Do not turn off the engine.
- Check the fluid- Dip your index finger into the fluid on the dipstick and rub the fluid between your finger and your thumb. The transmission fluid on the dipstick should have a pinkish hue and be close to clear. If it looks or smells burnt or you see particles in it, bring it to Comserv and one of our skilled mechanics will drain and change the fluid for you.
- Wipe the dipstick-Using a clean, lint-free rag, clean the fluid off of the dipstick and then reinsert it and pull it out again. If the transmission fluid is clear but doesn’t quite reach the “Full” line, use a funnel and pour just enough transmission fluid down the tube to reach the line. Be careful not to not overfill it!