How To Check Automatic Transmission Fluid

Is your automatic car or truck slipping or shifting improperly? You could be low on transmission fluid. This video gives a quick and easy to follow guide on checking and filling your vehicles ATF levels.

Every car and truck will be different but as stated in the video look in the engine bay for a second dipstick (just like the one you use to check your oil) Most vehicles need to be running and in park or neutral and it’s recommended that the vehicle be warmed up to get a proper reading.

On most make and models if you are showing low fluid levels you will actually top off by pouring fluid through the dipstick itself. VERY IMPORTANT! always be sure to check your service manual to make sure you get the proper type of fluid for your transmission. There are several different types and they are not interchangeable.