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Choosing the Right Transmission Gear Fluid

Do you know the transmission gear fluid specification for your vehicle? Not to worry if you don’t as we’ll be taking you through.

Most people are familiar with engine oil – after all, oil changes are a frequent part of car maintenance. Transmission fluid is a little less known – although just as important. Transmission fluid keeps all the parts inside your gearbox – your car’s transmission – from grinding as they move.


Transmission fluid allows your car to shift with ease. There are several different types of transmission fluids and it is best to follow the advice of your owner’s manual or a trusted mechanic for which type is best for your car.

There are different types of transmission gear fluid with each being specific of the type of cars they’re used with.

1. Type A Gear fluid: This is used for cars produced before 1970. If you’re using this type of gear fluid on your vehicle, we’re sorry that’s quite some risk.

2. Dexron for cars produced from 1980.

3. Dexron IID for cars produced before 1979, usually for cars that don’t use electronic gear box. This type of gear fluid is still readily available in Nigerian markets and people still make use of it due to the fact that it’s relatively cheaper, but not knowing they cause more harm than good to their cars .as you’l be destroying your gearbox.

4. Dexron IIE; for cars produced between 1999 and 2002.
5. Dexron III: It is for cars before 2004 which is produced by most oil companies.
6. Dextron VI: Most times for gear 5,6 and above…
You can’t put a dextron III on 2010 vehicle, it will obviously destroy your gearbox.
Whenever you use any genuine oil, destroy the can so as to prevent reuse/ someone else from buying a substandard oil. So, when you want to buy gear fluid, buy what is suitable for your car.

Presently,  the market is dexronVI but  Unfortunately, no one is selling it.


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