check transmission fluid

Properly maintaining the oil levels of your car is essential for its life. You can figure out how to find the right gauges in your car, determine whether you have issues with the oil in your vehicle, and address those issues if they need attention. Check your vehicle's oil once every month to ensure that there's enough oil. Oil diminishes the friction effect in your motor and keeps it moving along as you would expect. When you look at your vehicle’s oil, if it is filthy or smells like gasoline, it's time for the oil to be changed immediately.


Generally, there will be a hook placed at the foot of the driver's side that seems as though the front of your vehicle is opening. You'll pull or push this lock. Then, you'll need to leave the vehicle and look under the front of the hood for a hook, normally in the middle. Pull this and raise the hood to look at the vehicle. On certain vehicles, the hood will stay up, but on others it will require a prop bar, which is typically collapsed up on the front or side of the vehicle compartment. Lift this into place; there will be an opening on the hood to embed it in; let go of the hood.



The dipstick’s position differs from vehicle to vehicle. Make sure you spot it and then proceed further. On most vehicles, the oil dipstick will have a red, orange, or yellow cap. It's a round or rectangular shape. 

Oil dipsticks are more commonly situated towards the passenger side or close to the front and are normally embedded into a dipstick guide about the size of a pencil. Automatic transmission vehicles will have two dipsticks in the engine, one for the oil and one for the transmission liquid. Transmission dipsticks are ordinarily found at the back of the motor inlet or towards the driver's side, and the dipstick will regularly be embedded in a marginally bigger cylinder. This transmission liquid is normally pink or red. Never put oil into the transmission, which can cost you a hefty amount of money.


When you look at oil level, it's important that you have a few paper towels or some cloth that you can use to clear it off and really look at the consistency of the oil. Paper towels generally work best since they give you a pleasant white background to inspect the shading. Likewise, an extraordinary way of keeping your hands clean.


Gradually pull out the dipstick, holding a paper towel around the port as you pull, to clear the oil off and hold it back from flipping up and out. You shouldn't need to pull exceptionally hard or curve on most oil dipsticks. 

The tone and consistency of motor oil are characteristic of their age. When you remove the dipstick, you can get a better than average understanding of the nature of the oil in your motor. Motor oil that is in acceptable condition should look somewhat yellow-greenish on the cloth and shouldn't be super-dull. Wipe the oil off the dipstick and analyze it on the cloth.


There ought to be two little dots on the end of the dipstick, and one should be compared to the maximum fill line in the oil container, and the other should be marked with the base. The base dot ought to be near the tip, and the maximum ought to be about an inch or so above that on the dipstick. In an appropriately filled vehicle that is cool, the line ought to be just somewhere between the two focuses.


After checking the amount of oil left behind, either the oil is at the ideal level, or the oil needs to be added. In such a case, the oil needs to be added. Slowly start pouring the oil into the compartment and let it go all the way to the base. Avoid overfilling the funnel while adding oil and be cautious during this process.


Remove the dipstick and have a look at the oil level. Wipe the stick off after each reading. Whenever you have completed, make sure that the dipstick is completely positioned and that the oil fill cap has been fixed. Lower the hood and you're done.