Q: How do you determine the condition of automatic transmission fluid?

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How do you know when your transmission oil is good or bad?

My car has 214000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Your Honda uses Dextron III transmission fluid, which should be pink in color. Once the fluid starts to turn brown, it has deteriorated. However, to ensure the longevity of your transmission, you should replace the fluid every 30,000 miles per Honda’s maintenance schedule. A professional, such as one from YourMechanic, can service your transmission fluid.

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