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Steps to Check Your Transmission Fluid?

The following is a general guideline on how to check your transmission fluid. If you have any specific questions regarding your Acura model, contact us or refer to your owner’s manual for specific instructions.

  1. Park your car on a level surface. With the engine on and your parking brake engaged, let the engine warm-up and continue to run during the transmission fluid check, unless your owner’s manual indicates otherwise.
  2. Locate the automatic transmission fluid dipstick. Refer to your owner’s manual for the location of the transmission fluid dipstick.
  3. Remove the dipstick, wipe clean, reinsert in its position, and remove it again. Be sure to use caution as the fluid may be hot.
  4. Your dipstick should have two markings. If the automatic transmission fluid level is low, you will need to add automatic transmission fluid.
  5. Add transmission fluid on your own or schedule a service appointment at Acura of Oakville to have our technicians top up your fluids.
  6. Reinsert the automatic transmission dipstick.
When you own an Acura, the majority of your drives is spent enjoying its superior performance, luxurious features, the reliability it offers, and the confidence your new Acura delivers. Most automotive consumers overlook the need to inspect the engine’s fluids regularly. Yet, the importance of proper maintenance and regular vehicle checks should be done to help you avoid or repair issues before they become serious. One crucial component of your engine that should be checked regularly is your transmission fluid. Did you know that your car should not lose automatic transmission fluid in standard operation? If the level is down, there is a good chance there is a leak somewhere. If you notice your transmission fluid level decreasing, schedule a service appointment and consult our service technicians immediately to have it addressed to avoid possible damage to the transmission.
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