Updated May 11, 2018 by Chase Brush

The 10 Best Transmission Fluids

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Best High-End
Best Mid-Range
Best Inexpensive

Any sensible vehicle owner knows that keeping their auto topped up with a quality transmission fluid is a must. They will lubricate and control temperatures in this vital mechanical component. But knowing which kind to buy is a task in itself, so we've put together this handy list of the best brands and types out there, from oil-based to synthetics. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best transmission fluid on Amazon.

10. Honda ATF DW1

9. ACDelco 10-9395 Dexron VI

8. Castrol 06812 Transmax High Mileage

7. Genuine Ford Motorcraft XT-M5-QS

6. Mopar ATF+4

5. Red Line 50304 MT-90

4. Castrol 03521 Transmax Import

3. Valvoline MaxLife Multi-Vehicle

2. Royal Purple 06320-6PK Max

1. Mobil 1 112980 Synthetic


Chase Brush
Last updated on May 11, 2018 by Chase Brush

Chase is a writer and freelance reporter with experience covering a wide range of subjects, from politics to technology. At Ezvid Wiki, he applies his journalistic expertise to a similarly diverse assortment of products, but he tends to focus on travel and adventure gear, drawing his knowledge from a lifetime spent outdoors. He’s an avid biker, hiker, climber, skier, and budget backpacker -- basically, anything that allows him a reprieve from his keyboard. His most recent rovings took him to Peru, where he trekked throughout the Cordillera Blanca. Chase holds a bachelor's in philosophy from Rutgers University in New Jersey (where he's from), and is working toward a master's at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism in New York City (where he now lives).


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