How to Check Your Transmission Fluid

Knowing when and how to check your transmission fluid can help prevent maintenance issues before they become serious. Follow the steps below to get started.

Five Steps to Checking Your Transmission Fluid

  1. The engine should be warmed up to check the level, so you will want to start by turning on your Honda.
  2. Locate the transmission fluid dipstick. For front-wheel drive vehicles, it can usually be found to the right of the oil dipstick. If you are having trouble, check your owner’s manual.
  3. Pull out the dipstick and touch the fluid, moving it around between your thumb and forefinger. The fluid should be nearly clear, with a pink hue. If you notice a burnt smell, or if it appears dirty, it is time to bring your vehicle in for service.
  4. Wipe off the dipstick with a rag and then insert it back into the vehicle. Remove the dipstick again and check the level. If it’s under the “Full” marking, you’ll need to add more.
  5. Use a funnel to bring the fluid level up to full, making sure not to overfill it.

Feel free to check with Weir Canyon Honda, if you run into issues. We provide service to customers from Anaheim Hills and beyond!

How Often Do You Check Your Transmission Fluid?

You will want to check the main fluid levels of your car monthly, including your vehicle’s transmission fluid, power steering fluid, and engine oil. If you need more specific recommendations, we always suggest you check your owner’s manual.

Transmission Fluid Basics

Your transmission is one of the most complex parts of your vehicle. Before you check your transmission fluid, make note of these tips:

  • Transmission fluid isn’t the same across the board, with different types for recent models, manual transmissions, and automatic transmissions. Your owner’s manual will recommend a particular type of transmission fluid.
  • To check the fluid on a manual transmission will usually require a jack to access a plug located beneath the car. A visit to our Anaheim service center if often more convenient.
  • If your vehicle hesitates before shifting gears, it might be due to low transmission fluid. However, it could be a warning of a bigger issue. Check the fluid level first, but if it’s fine, make an appointment today.
  • It’s recommended that the transmission fluid is replaced every 50,000 to 100,000 miles. The actual amount depends on your driving habits, type of transmission, and other factors. Check your owner’s manual for a more specific replacement interval.

Learn More About How to Check Your Transmission Fluid at Weir Canyon Honda

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the team at Weir Canyon Honda today! And, if you are planning on turning to us for your service needs, don’t forget to check our service specials for additional savings! While you’re here for service needs, ask about how to enter your Accord radio code if needed!

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