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Checking Your Baltimore Car’s Transmission Fluid

Transmission Fluid

Make sure to check your transmission fluid on a regular basis.

The transmission fluid in your car plays a vital role in how it runs. It helps lubricate your car’s internal components, allowing them to function properly. When your car doesn’t have enough transmission fluid, you might experience issues with grinding gears and trouble shifting gears in general. Because of this, it’s vital to ensure your car has the proper amount of transmission fluid in it. Here’s a short guide that will show you how to clean your transmission fluid.

Locate The Dipstick

If you’ve been having issues with shifting gears, you might be inclined to figure out what the problem is. You would be correct in assuming that it has something to do with your transmission fluid. In order to confirm this, you need to lift the hood of your car and find its dipstick. It should look like one that is used for your car’s oil. Usually, it will be located near the front of your engine.

Look At Fluid Levels

While you’re looking at your car, make sure that it’s in park and that the parking brake is on. It’s important that the engine is left running for a bit so you can adequately check your transmission fluid. Take your car’s dipstick out and see if there is the proper amount of transmission fluid. Rub the transmission fluid between your thumb and index finger to see if your transmission fluid is suitable for use. It should be mostly clear with some red coloring. If the transmission fluid has particles in it or a burning smell, you need to replace it. Also, if your car doesn’t have enough transmission fluid in it then you need to add some more. Be careful not to overfill it though!

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