How Do I Change Transmission Fluid in a Chevy Silverado 1500?

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It almost goes without saying that checking and changing your vehicle's fluids regularly is essential for keeping it running its best. And when it comes to your Chevy truck, there are a few fluids you should keep an eye on for preventative maintenance. Oil tops the list, of course, but so does transmission fluid, which you might not be as familiar with. If your truck is has an automatic transmission, it's a good idea to change out its fluid every 50,000 miles. If you have a manual transmission truck, which requires gear oil instead of transmission fluid, speak with your mechanic to learn more.

Automatic transmission fluid acts as both a lubricant and hydraulic fluid. It allows the gears of your transmission to be able to shift properly because it operates the truck's valve body, which is a component that makes the gears actually shift. It also keeps all of the moving parts lubricated and helps cool the transmission. If you're considering changing your Chevy Silverado 1500's transmission fluid, you can follow several simple steps to complete the job safely.