What transmission fluid do I need?
The best way to determine which transmission fluid should be used in your transmission is to reference your vehicles owner’s manual. Using the appendix, locate the section under fluids, transmission fluid, or lubrication. Here you will find the recommended transmission fluid quality specification or part number recommended by the vehicle manufacturer for the best transmission performance and longevity. Use this transmission fluid quality specification or part number (Example: VW/Audi G 060 162 A2) in our Blauparts.com website search field.
Not all owner’s manuals reference which transmission fluids are required for the vehicle. Most domestic and import vehicle manufacturers will specify the transmission fluids required for servicing it in the owner’s manual. Most European vehicle manufacturers will make not mention of these fluids.
Some vehicles were optioned with several transmission types or if your owner’s manual does not reference the transmission fluid needed for servicing your transmission. Please proceed as as follows.
You may also choose to contact your dealerships parts department and request the transmission fluid part number for your vehicle application. In most cases you will need the year, make, model, engine type and if it is a manual or automatic transmission. You may also choose to provide them with the VIN number for a more accurate and speedily process.
If you are having difficulty determining what type of transmission fluid to use you may wish to refer to our BLAU Transmission Fluid Change Kits which match the correct transmission fluid for your specific model, the related transmission filter and hardware components. If you do not see a specific kit for your vehicle’s transmission, please contact our customer support department and we should be able to supply you with a transmission fluid specific to your application.
If you still are unsure of which transmission fluid should be used in your vehicle. You can choose to contact our customer support department with the year, make, model, engine type and whether it’s a manual or automatic transmission. We would be happy to assist you in selecting the best transmission fluid for your vehicle application.
You can find more information on transmission fluids on our blog.