Although you only need to get a transmission service to flush your transmission fluid every 30,000 miles, or as recommended in the car owner’s manual, it’s important to keep an eye on how the fluid is doing.

The transmission fluid lubricates all the gears, seals, and gaskets so if it gets too dirty, foul smelling, or burnt up, it will significantly impact the performance of your car and break down all the parts.

On the other hand, if your transmission fluid level is low, then your car won’t be getting enough lubrication. If it’s really low, then there is a leak somewhere.

Checking your transmission fluid is as easy as checking your engine oil, requiring some of the same steps. Find out how to check your transmission fluid levels and quality with the infographic below.

Checking Your Transmission Fluid Infographic - Transmission Repair - AAMCO Colorado

If after checking your transmission fluid you find that it’s discolored, smells bad, bubbly, or foamy, it’s crucial that you bring it in for a transmission service to get it fixed as soon as possible to prevent further damage to the transmission.

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