What kind of CVT fluid should you get for your vehicle?

If you drive an Asian vehicle with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), you may be wondering what type of fluid you need for the transmission, or specifically, whether you need to purchase the manufacturer-produced fluid.

For CVTs with specific fluid requirements, it is recommended owners use either “genuine” fluids, or fluids created by professionals who have close relationships to OEMs and are capable of producing lubricants that meet the manufacturer’s CVTF requirements.

How do you know transmission fluid is failing / degrading?

You may experience:

  • Reduced acceleration
  • Reduced fuel efficiency

Degraded transmission oil can lead to transmission failure if not promptly corrected.

Purpose of Transmission Fluids
  • Lubricates moving parts
  • Control hydraulic system
  • Transmit engine torque
  • Keeps parts clean
  • Protects parts from wear
  • Remove heat from internal parts