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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Instructions to check transmission fluid

Like many of us, you may be in the habit of taking your car to a mechanic when anything goes wrong. They are the experts, after all. Still, it's always good to know how to perform a few simple maintenance measures, such as how to check your own transmission fluid which can help to extend the life of your engine. At TransMasters Transmissions and Auto Care, we encourage our customers to understand the basic steps involved in checking transmission fluid in order to head off potential transmission issues before they even start. First things first — before you do anything you need to think about safety. Make sure that your car is in park on a level surface and that the parking brake is fully engaged. Next, if you don't know already, pull out your car's manual to see exactly where the transmission fluid reservoir is located, and whether the manufacturer recommends that you keep the engine running or turn it off while you're performing this maintenance check. Once you've locate ... read more