Transmission fluid plays a vital role in keeping your car running efficiently. As the vehicle runs, the fluid lubricates the transmission box components to reduce wear and tear. On occasion however, your car can experience a transmission or gearbox oil leak, which requires immediate attention.
This guide will show you how to find a transmission fluid leak and what action you need to take to fix it. If you require replacement fluid for your car, check out our range of automatic and manual transmission fluids to get your car running efficiently again.
1 – Spot the leak
To begin fixing a transmission fluid leak, you first need to locate it. This fluid will often be red in colour, but can also be dark brown if the fluid is old. The colour is different to help you tell the difference between transmission fluid and motor oil, which is typically amber-coloured.