The 10 Best Transmission Fluids

Updated May 11, 2018 by Chase Brush

Best High-End
Best Mid-Range
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We spent 28 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top options for this wiki. 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


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Last updated on May 11, 2018 by Chase Brush

Chase is a freelance journalist with experience working in the areas of politics and public policy. Currently based in Brooklyn, NY, he is also a hopeless itinerant continually awaiting his next Great Escape.


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