Transmission Fluid: The Lifeblood of the System


Transmission fluid has been likened to the “Lifeblood of the (transmission) system.” An article featured on LinkedIn and written by an account manager for an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) very simply explains the different types of transmissions. It also explains why the right transmission fluid is so critical to it’s operation, maintenance, and longevity. Read the full article on LinkedIn.


Transmission Digest Profiles Afton’s ATF Additive Business.


The September 2015 issue of Transmission Digest magazine features a great cover story on Afton Chemical. This company profile discusses how Afton’s complex additive packages play a key role in manufacturing OEM-licensed automatic transmission fluids. The article has insightful comments from key Afton personnel and discusses how the All The Facts Program is geared toward educating the marketplace on the value of OEM-licensed ATFs.  Read the full cover story on page 14 of Transmission Digest.


New educational campaign uncovers “All the facts” on automatic transmission fluids website provides up-to-date information on licensed ATFs

FactHeadLaunchAdAutomotive industry leaders are supporting a comprehensive educational program designed to clear up the sometimes confusing world of automatic transmission fluids. The effort called “All The Facts on Automatic Transmission Fluids” or ATFonATF, is an informative “safe harbor” for ATF installers, distributors and garage owners and managers who want to ensure they are using the correct fluids for all vehicle makes and models.

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Beware of “Power” Flushes

For a time, power flushes were popular. It was thought that forcing fluid through a vehicle’s transmission and cooling system, and other fluid-based systems, would be more beneficial than simply draining and replacing the fluid.  Unfortunately, it took time and damage before auto service professionals realized that power flushes often did more harm than good.   Continue reading