About Transmission Fluid
When should I change my transmission fluid?
If your vehicle is under heavy usage, 15,000 miles should be the time frame for a change. For some models, the transmission fluid can also be checked with a dipstick, to indicate the color of the fluid. If there is any signs of the color being light brown, its highly recommended to have it replaced immediately.
Which type of transmission fluid is for my vehicle?
Its extremely important that you use the correct transmission fluid suitable for your vehicle. Pouring the wrong fluid in your vehicle will result in a faulty transmission resulting in hefty repairs.
As such, it is always recommended to replace them according to your vehicle manual.
Having said that, below are some useful information on the various types of transmission fluid available in the market.
1) CVT Fluids (Eg. Nissan CVT )
To name a few vehicles running on the CVT gearbox will be: Nissan Sylphy, Qashqai, Hyundai Accent and many more models.
(Always refer back to your user manual for the exact specifications)
2) ATF Fluid (Auto Transmission Fluids)
Within the ATF fluid range, many may be familiar with the various types of fluids ranging from SP-III to SP-IV to SP-IV RR (Latest).
To get the correct type for your vehicle, you should always check on the gear ratio in your particular vehicle gearbox. For instance, SP-III are used mainly on a 4 speed gearbox, while SP-IV is on 6speed gearbox so on and forth.
Always check with the vehicle manual for the exact requirements for your vehicle.
3) DCTF & MTF (Dual Clutch Transmission Fluid / Manual Transmission)
These gearbox usually comes in 7 speed and should be replaced using the DCTF fluids.
Some common models running on the DCT gearbox will include the Hyundai I30PD, Kia Carens and many others.
Should I also replace my transmission filter as well?
Well, the answer is obvious. If you are changing your transmission fluid, it is highly recommended to change the transmission filter as well. The filter acts as a protective mechanism to prevent dirt and uneccesary sediments from entering the gearbox.
At Drivewise Autoparts, we offer an array of automotive transmission fluid for various models. The price ranges from $64- $150 for a complete set of transmission oil.
Most workshops will charge a labour fee of $80- $120 for the labour works. Therefore, we should never scrimp and save on these amount as a gearbox repair will cause thousands of dollars!!!
Contact us at +65 8263 5051 to find out more on your vehicle transmisison fluid today!
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