Picking the Best Transmission Fluid Types
The variety of transmissions found in today’s cars, pickup trucks, SUV’s, vans and motor homes means that there are a variety of different automatic transmission fluid types required to insure correct operation. Costs to repair the internal damage that results from using an incorrect fluid can be thousands of dollars.
With over 30 different automatic transmission fluid types on the list to choose from, making the proper selection can be difficult. At Wayne’s Transmissions, they have access to factory bulletins with updated parts information telling them which fluid has been updated to which transmission.
- General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler have each had an average of 6 fluid type changes over the years.
- Import vehicles like Toyota, Honda, BMW, Mercedes, Hyundai, VW, Volvo, Subaru, Porsche, and others use around 13 different fluid types.
- Aftermarket fluid manufacturers sort through the mix of fluid types available and considerably reduce the number they offer by mixing additives with their fluids to make one type work for multiple vehicles.
It’s no wonder it’s more and more difficult for people to work on their own cars these days. Since it is critical to use the fluid that meets or exceeds OEM standards for the transmission in your import or domestic car, truck, or SUV, taking your vehicle to a professional shop like Wayne’s Transmissions to have your transmission fluid serviced is a great idea!
For all of your transmission, transfer case, axle, and differential service and repair needs, call Wayne’s Transmissions at (208) 322-1236 or contact them on the web.