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10/11/2016

Transmission Fluid and the Difference  It Makes in Your Vehicle

The transmission of your vehicle is a very important system that allows your vehicle to power the wheel correctly so that it can drive with ease at different speeds. If there is not enough lubrication or any other problem arises with the transmission then it is very likely that your vehicle won´t go anywhere. That is why it is very important to maintain it correctly and to ensure that you use the right transmission fluid. Today we´ll discuss some information on the different types of transmission fluids and what you need to know to on using the right one.

What Does Transmission Fluid Do?

The primary and most important function of the transmission fluid is lubrication but it also has some other minor functions. It works to regulate the temperatures in the transmission system and conditions the gaskets. It cleans and ensures the metal parts are protected and can also act as an enhancer that improves rotational speed. Overall, the transmission fluid does all it can to protect the parts from deterioration.

Always Choose Great Quality Transmission Fluid

When deciding what transmission fluid to put in your vehicle you need to first know what your manufacturer recommends. Use the type of oil stated in the owner manual and choose true quality lubricants. If you are looking for the best you need to use AMSOIL synthetic oil and transmission fluids. These are the most effective lubricants on the market and work immediately to help protect your vehicle from wear and increase its durability. Contact Ken Reaser Enterprises right now and try AMSOIL today.

There are Different Kinds of Transmission Fluids

Generally speaking, there are two different types of transmissions: automatic and manual. Transmission fluid can fall under those two categories. Yet, because there are also several different styles and models of transmissions there are also different types of transmission fluid. Long ago when the car industry started there were only two types: Type F and Type A. Type A was used for almost all transmissions except Ford vehicles and that is what Type F was used for, it was exclusive for Ford models. In today´s market, you will find a lot more than just two types of transmission fluids and then you also have to consider that there are many brands, styles and quality grades for each type of transmission fluid.

Main Types of Transmission Fluids You Will Find

  • Type F. This type of transmission fluid is still around but it is only bought and used for vintage Ford vehicles that had bronze clutches. Most likely your vehicle will not require or ever use this type of transmission fluid because those type of vehicles were only in production until around 1980.
  • Dexron/Mercon. This is a very common automatic transmission fluid that most automatic vehicles use. Dexron/Mercon transmission fluids contain some type of friction modifier to help prevent wear on the transmission parts.
  • HFM fluids. High Friction Modified fluids are very much like Dexron and Mercon fluids but these type of transmission fluids have more advanced fluids which make them more efficient at friction protection.
  • Synthetic fluid. This is the most efficient fluid type for all transmissions both automatic and manual. It has the highest efficiency lubrication and total protection that delivers results regardless of the conditions. It can greatly reduce oxidation and sharing and is not affected by drastic temperature alterations.
  • Hypoid gear oil. This transmission fluid is mostly used for some manual transmissions and is great at withstanding stronger pressure and somewhat harsh temperatures.

How Often Should You Change the Transmission Fluid?

Transmission oil is highly necessary and since it works in a more closed off system it last much longer than other vehicle lubricants such as engine oil. In fact, while motor oil usually needs to be changed every 3,000 to 5,000 miles transmission oil only needs to be changed every 60,000 to 100,000 miles. That is not very often, but there are certain circumstances that might require more to be added or for it to be completely replaced. Leaks, drips, and other malfunctions can cause the transmission oil levels to decrease and can create problems. Check that the transmission fluid levels are in good standing and replace it when necessary.

Transmission Fluid Revisions and Synthetic Oil Changes in Apopka

Failure in any specific area of your vehicle can cause havoc in other areas, all of this can lead to more serious damage. Never neglect any type of lubrication need in your vehicle. Get a synthetic oil change today and check the transmission fluid levels as well. Call (321) 230-6958 for the best maintenance and lubrication products for your vehicle.
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