Frequently asked questions
Yes, ATF+4 is considered a synthetic material. However, use of the term “synthetic” in the lubricant industry is variable. Advanced technologies in refining, such as hydrocracking, have made it possible to refine mineral oils to such a point that they are technically regarded as synthetic oils and may legally be marketed as such. Therefore, lubricant marketers may use the word “synthetic” when the base lubricant is derived from 100% highly refined mineral oil, 100% man-made material, or a combination of the two.
Yes, ATF+4® is the correct fluid to use for your transmission and power steering.
No, only licensed ATF+4® products (with “ATF+4®” as part of the brand name and a valid license number on the back of the label) contain the unique formulation. Other look-alike products that claim to be suitable for use in FCA or Chrysler transmissions have not gone through FCA’s rigorous testing process, are not monitored for quality, and are not approved or recommended for use in FCA transmissions.
ATF+4® is a unique formulation that has been designed specifically to meet the exacting requirements of FCA transmissions. The fluid has gone through an extensive developmental and testing process, including more than one million miles of severe field testing. It is a high performance fluid that provides significant reduction in component wear, superior temperature performance, consistent shift quality, and exceptional friction modifying properties.
Yes, as long as the fluid is FCA licensed and approved ATF+4® (with “ATF+4®” as part of the brand name) and a valid license number is shown on the label.
Yes, ATF+4® is backwards compatible to ATF+, ATF+2, ATF+3 and MS7176.
Do not mix ATF+4® with non-licensed automatic transmission fluid (ATF). To ensure you have removed most or all of the existing ATF in your transmission, it is recommended that you perform a total of three (3) fluid changes using ATF+4®.
No. All you need is ATF+4®. If you have added a product to your transmission, it is recommended that you drain the existing fluid and replace it with ATF+4®.
Yes, but please note that due to advances in transmission design, modern transmission fluids, including ATF+4®, contain detergents that are designed to clean seals and sediment that has built around them. If this is the first time switching your automatic transmission fluid it is recommended that you watch for leaks, or change your seals as a preventative measure.
No. Please consult your owner’s manual for the correct ATF or MOPAR ATF that is specifically designed for your vehicle.