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What Color is Transmission Fluid?

Transmission Fluid Change

Are you wondering, “What color is transmission fluid?” If you see red fluid leaking from a car, it’s your car’s transmission fluid. Transmission fluid is dyed red to be easily recognizable to McKinney drivers. When it’s new, it is translucent and dark red. Explore the properties of transmission fluid and how to prevent issues with proper, regular maintenance and regularly checking transmission fluid. Contact our service department for further questions.

Transmission Fluid Color Guide

Transmission fluid darkens as it ages and comes in contact with contaminates it picks up when you drive on Sherman roads. When it’s brand new, the transmission fluid is dark red and will become brick red when it is normal, and darker, almost black, when it’s nearing time for a replacement. If your transmission fluid looks burnt or black, you should schedule service immediately.

Red Fluid Leaking from Car: What Does it Mean?

Red fluid leaking from your car is most likely transmission fluid. Other methods for identifying transmission issues include:

  • Odor: Normal transmission fluid smells like petroleum; if it smells burnt, it needs to be replaced.
  • Consistency: Transmission fluid feels oily.
  • Location of the Leak: Transmission fluid leaks from your car’s middle section.

Preventive Care

Preventive car care is the best way to ensure your car remains in good condition. Do the following to prevent leaks and other transmission and engine issues. Use the following tips to prevent future problems:

  • Choose the Right Fluid for Your Make and Model: There is more than one option when you’re buying transmission fluid. Check your owner’s manual to ensure you’re using the correct one for your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Wagoneer.
  • Follow Your Owner’s Manual Routine Maintenance Guide: Your owner’s manual will suggest a timeframe for changing your transmission fluid, but you should consider your environment when gauging how often your car needs service.
  • On-Time Transmission Service: When it’s time to replace your car’s transmission fluid, don’t wait; schedule an appointment right away to keep your car safe and healthy on Denison streets.

Schedule a Service Appointment at Bonham Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Check your transmission fluid regularly to make sure it’s kept at property levels and uncontaminated. When it’s time to replace your car’s transmission fluid, schedule an appointment at Bonham Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Check our service specials for deals on routine maintenance. Is your car under warranty? Then there are even more reasons to take advantage of free routine maintenance. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have further questions or need help ordering OEM parts.

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