How to Find What Transmission Your Car Has
You can try one of the following methods to decipher what type of transmission your vehicle has...
• Owner’s manual: It’s a good idea to check the owner’s manual first. It can either tell you what transmission you have, or it could refer to manual and automatic options.
• Under the hood: You could always look under the hood to find what type of transmission you have. Many automobiles have stickers that’ll indicate whether you have a 4, 6, HEMI, or another type of transmission.
• White card on driver’s door: If you open the driver’s side door, you’ll see a white card with small black lettering on it. This will tell you things like the year the car was made, the engine it’s equipped with, and the transmission that it has.
• Oil pan: Additionally, you could lift the hood and find the oil pan. Some manufacturers make the oil pan a certain shape to differentiate what type of transmission it has. For an automatic transmission, the pan has a shape comparable to the state of New Mexico. But, overall, if the pan’s shape looks a bit odd, then you probably have an automatic transmission.
If all else fails, you can always get the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) and contact our dealership. One of our staff members can then type the VIN into our system to find the transmission. Or, you can bring the vehicle to our service center. A technician will inspect the transmission, tell you what type you have, and even make any repairs or replacements if need be.