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Tech 101: Automatic Transmission Fluid, Part One—American Manufacturers

Posted March 27, 2015 11:00 AM by dstrohl

Just as vehicle manufacturer recommendations for engine oil are changing at an ever-increasing pace, so are requirements for the ever-widening range of automatic transmission fluids. With the advent of overdrive transmissions and four-, five-, six- or more speed units being employed in today's cars, it is important to use the correct fluid, changed at recommended intervals, to ensure that your transmission will last as long as your engine and that your vehicle's drivetrain warranty remains in effect.

Now that 10W30 and 10W40 engine oils are considered antiquated by most standards, ATF basic fluids such as Dexron and Ford Type F are also falling by the wayside as the old standbys.

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