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Driven Automotive Will Help You Keep Your Gears From Grinding

What is Transmission Fluid?

Automatic transmission fluid is a kind of transmission fluid used in vehicles with self-shifting or automatic transmissions. It is typically coloured red to distinguish it from motor oil and other fluids in the vehicle. 

Just like your engine oil, over time, the transmission fluid will deteriorate. As it becomes dirty and clogged with debris, it can be difficult for your transmission to keep lubricated, transfer heat and its ability to create drive will be compromised. Changing your transmission fluid is an economical way to keep your transmission at the top of its game and avoid complex, costly repairs.

Signs You Need to Change Transmission Fluid

Fresh transmission fluid will usually be bright red, and if yours looks brown or smells burnt, you may want to have it checked to see if a fluid flush and change is required.

A few other signs you need new transmission fluid include:

  • Difficult Shifting

  • Slipping Gears

  • Unexpected Surging 

  • If you notice any of these issues, feel free to contact us to discuss a booking for your vehicle

A Driven Automotive transmission service will be particularly convenient if you live or work near the following areas:

Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Amberley, Woodend, Oxford, Pegasus, Belfast, Redwood, Ravenswood, Fernside, Cust, Ashley, Sefton, Waipara, Cheviot, Kaikoura, Hanmer Springs and Hurunui.

Here at Driven Automotive, we have fully qualified technicians who specialize in servicing all the top brands including: Audi, BMW, Mini, Mercedes, Volkswagen, Range Rover, Land Rover, Volvo, Skoda, Porsche, Peugeot, Renault, Jaguar, Jeep, Dodge, Chrysler, MG, Ssangyong, Greatwall, LDV, Holden, Hyundai, Kia, Subaru, Nissan, Ford, Toyota, Lexus, Foton & Mitsubishi.

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