Honda Transmission Fluid Maintenance

Hand Pouring Transmission Fluid


Driving around Marlton in a new Honda vehicle means you get to enjoy a smooth and comfortable commute. But, when you’re looking to test the limits of your ride, you can expect its transmission to remain compliant and even offer quick shifts when applicable. With that being said, many transmissions use transmission fluid for lubrication and smooth operation.

Over time, your transmission fluid may wear down and will need to be replaced or inspected. Not sure where to begin? Learn how to check your transmission fluid today with the service experts from Honda of Turnersville! We’ll even go over some common questions about transmission fluid maintenance such as:

  • Can you check the fluid in a sealed transmission?
  • How often do you check your transmission fluid?
  • Is transmission fluid universal?

How to Check Your Transmission Fluid

Of course, the process to check your transmission fluid may vary depending on your specific model. We recommend you reference your owner’s manual before you begin the process to check your transmission fluid.

If you feel comfortable with checking your transmission fluid in your own Vineland garage, but you’re just not sure how to start, we’re more than happy to help. Here are the general steps on how to check your transmission fluid:

  1. You’ll want your vehicle to be warmed up to optimal temperatures before you begin, so start it for a few minutes.
  2. Put your car in park, and turn your vehicle off.
  3. Open the hood, and locate the transmission fluid dipstick. Your owner’s manual can help you identify where the transmission fluid dipstick may be.
  4. Take the dipstick out, and inspect the fluid. It should be almost clear with a slight pink hue. If the fluid looks dirty or has a burnt smell, it may be time to schedule a service appointment.
  5. Insert the dipstick back into the tube, and remove it once more. Check to see if the fluid levels are correct. If not, get the correct transmission fluid for your vehicle, and fill it as needed.

Popular Questions About Transmission Fluid

Although checking your transmission fluid is a simple process, there are some nuances you should be aware of. We understand that not everyone is an expert and may have some questions about their transmission fluid.

If you have some questions about your transmission fluid, feel free to speak with one of our service technicians. In the meantime, take a look below at some common questions we’ll answer about transmission fluid:

Can You Check the Fluid in a Sealed Transmission?

If your vehicle doesn’t have a transmission fluid dipstick, you likely have a sealed transmission. Sealed transmissions can still have their fluids checked, but you’ll want to leave it to the experts. Attempting to check the fluid in a sealed transmission on your own could result in damage. If you notice any of these signs while you’re driving around Berlin, it may be time to have your transmission fluid checked:

  • Unusual noises during gear changes
  • Delay in transmission shifting
  • Rough gear changes

How Often Do You Check Your Transmission Fluid?

If possible, it’s a good idea to inspect your transmission fluid monthly. Many vehicles will also need to have their transmission fluid replaced every 50,000 to 100,000 miles. Be sure to reference your owner’s manual for specifics on transmission fluid replacement intervals.

Is Transmission Fluid Universal?

Transmission fluid is not universal. Different models take different types of transmission fluid, so it’s a good idea to get the correct fluid if you’re running low. We suggest you give our professionals a visit in Turnersville if you need more transmission fluid.

We Can Help You With Maintenance at Honda of Turnersville!

From transmission fluid maintenance to other important service items, we’re more than happy to help you keep your vehicle in excellent condition. Reach out to us today to learn more about vehicle maintenance!

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