How to Check Transmission Fluid

Changing transmission fluid

 

Regularly checking your transmission fluid can help prevent maintenance issues before they become serious problems. You need your car’s transmission to move it forward, so it’s important to stay on top of routine maintenance like checking transmission fluid. If you’re unsure how to check the transmission fluid level in your new Chevy, Sid Dillon Chevrolet-blair Inc can help! Read on to learn how to check transmission fluid, and if you need assistance, contact us. We serve the greater Blair area.

Simple Steps to Checking Transmission

Simply follow these steps:

  1. You should power up your engine for a few minutes before starting. Be sure to set your parking brake, Then open your hood.
  2. Look for your transmission fluid dipstick, which is usually located to the right of the oil dipstick on FWD vehicles. Check your owner’s manual if you can’t locate it.
  3. Pull the dipstick out and touch the fluid. Then, move it around between your thumb and forefinger. It should appear almost clear, with a slight pink hue. If it smells burnt or looks dirty, bring your vehicle to the service center ar Sid Dillon Chevrolet-blair Inc for transmission fluid replacement.
  4. Find an old rag and wipe off the dipstick. Then reinsert it. Pull it out again and check the fluid level. You’ll need to add more If it’s beneath the “Full” mark.
  5. Use a funnel and add more transmission fluid until the fluid level is up to the right spot, and be sure to not overfill it.

If you encounter any issues, contact us at Sid Dillon Chevrolet-blair Inc. We’ve been providing auto service to Omaha and %%tarhet_city_2%% customers for years,

Do Not Check the Fluid in a Sealed Transmission 

If you don’t see a dipstick under your hood, don’t worry. Your car likely has a sealed transmission. Sealed doesn’t mean it “can’t be accessed.” But it does mean there’s no dipstick to use to check the transmission fluid level. If your new Chevy has a sealed transmission, don’t try to check its fluid level because you might damage your car. Our service team will need to check the transmission fluid level for you the next time you bring your vehicle in for service. 

When to Check the Fluid in a Sealed Transmission 

A sealed transmission is designed to limit the amount of transmission fluid waste, which will eventually save you money. Still, issues may arise, and someday the fluid will need to be replaced. Watch for these red flags, which could indicate trouble with your sealed transmission: 

  • The gears hesitate before changing. 
  • Your car doesn’t sound right when it changes gears. 
  • There is a noticeable delay when the gears shift or during acceleration.

How Often Do You Check Your Transmission Fluid?

You should check your car’s fluid levels monthly. That means checking your power steering fluid, engine oil, and transmission fluid. Consult your owner’s manual if you want a more specific maintenance schedule.

Sid Dillon Chevrolet-blair Inc Is Here For All of Your Service Needs

We at Sid Dillon Chevrolet-blair Inc are here to keep your Chevy in top conditions. Contact us if you need new tires, an oil change, collision repair, or anything else. You can also order parts online from our parts store. Reach out to our service center when you need us. We’re just a quick drive away from Fremont.

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