Automatic Transmission Fluid

Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) is a specialized oil that lubricates and cools the components of an automatic transmission.
Automatic Transmission Fluid is important because it helps to ensure smooth shifting and optimal performance of the automatic transmission. It also helps to extend the life of the transmission by providing lubrication and reducing heat buildup.
Automatic Transmission Fluid can be changed by a professional mechanic or by the owner of the vehicle if they are mechanically inclined. However, changing the fluid can be a complex task and may require special tools and equipment, and requires using the proper fluid.
The recommended interval for changing Automatic Transmission Fluid varies by vehicle and is typically specified in the owner’s manual.
Automatic Transmission Fluid is typically located in the transmission pan underneath the vehicle.
To change Automatic Transmission Fluid, the vehicle must be raised and supported, the transmission pan or drain plug removed, and the old fluid drained. The pan should be cleaned and the filter replaced if necessary. The new fluid is then added to the transmission through the fill tube. It is important to use the correct type of fluid specified by the vehicle manufacturer and to follow the recommended procedures for filling and checking the fluid level.