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Monthly Archives: November 2020

How Do I Check My Vehicle’s Transmission Fluid?

How Do I Check My Vehicle’s Transmission Fluid?

Understanding how to check your vehicle's transmission fluid can help you in times where you feel like your transmission is underperforming, and aren't sure of the exact cause. While checking your vehicle's transmission fluid can inform you of whether low transmission fluid is an issue, we recommend bringing your vehicle into Ervine's & Grand Rapids Hybrid if you ever suspect that there is a problem with your vehicle's transmission. Here is how to check your vehicle's transmission fluid:  Put your vehicle in park and let the engine run.    Locate the transmission fluid dipstick, which is usually sticking out of the transaxle.   Pull out the transmission fluid dipstick.   First, use a towel to wipe the fluid on the dipstick. Check the consistency of the fluid - it should be pinkish or clear and have an oil like consistency. Black or dark brown fluid that has chunks in it is a very bad sign and means you are du ... read more

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