What happens if I use the wrong transmission fluid?
Hey DUO Member, have you ever wondered what would happen if the wrong transmission fluid was used?
Generally, there are 2 types of automatic transmission for cars – the traditional Auto Transmission (AT) and the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Both require transmission fluid for lubrication and pressure control to work perfectly.
The most common mistake would be the use of the wrong transmission fluid, i.e. using auto transmission fluid (ATF) instead of CVT fluid, or vice versa. Doing so can lead to a breakdown of the car’s transmission.