About Transmission Fluid

About Transmission Fluid

May 12, 2016

Transmission fluid is a slippery liquid that acts as a lubricant for all of the moving parts inside your transmission.

In an automatic transmission, this fluid also serves as a coolant and a viscous fluid that transmits power from the engine to the transmission.

A variety of fluids are used for different transmissions. Automatic transmissions use something called — shockingly — automatic transmission fluid. Manual transmissions use a variety of oils: regular motor oil, heavyweight hypoid gear oil or even automatic transmission fluid in some cases. Your owner’s manual will tell you what your transmission calls for.


For more transmission advice, call Kimmer Transmission & Gear 303-693-1400.

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