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What type of Toyota transmission fluid is appropriate for your car?

In terms of quality, Toyota brand items are among the best. On the transmission dip stick or in the owner's handbook, the appropriate Toyota automatic transmission fluid, or ATF for brief, will be identified. Only at the dealership can one buy ATF under the Toyota brand. The price will be similar to alternative synthetic ATF, and you'll have the assurance that your automobile has all it requires.

T-IV type

It might be difficult to know which Toyota ATF to use, especially for older vehicles. Older instructions may still suggest obsolete transmission fluids, although Toyota has revised manuals that address this issue. The Toyota ATF Type T-IV is the most recent version of the types T, T-II, and T-III, which have been retired. For use in Toyotas of older models, it takes their place. Even if the transmission fluid says it never has to be changed, keep having your transmission cleaned at the intervals suggested by your owner's handbook. ATF issues might be indicated by low fluid levels, thickening, discoloration, or a burnt-orange odor. The ATF dipstick may be used to determine all of these things.


One of the most recent generations of ATF on the market is Toyota's World Standard (WS) ATF. The automatic transmission fluid also has to be changed and upgraded as transmissions do. The transmission on a certain Toyota car determines the type of ATF the vehicle uses. Toyota WS ATF is designed to be used in the following vehicle models: 2004 to the present for Land Cruiser, Rav 4, Lexus and 4Runner. 2005 to the present for Toyota Camry, Avalon, Tundra, and Tacoma V6; and 2006 to the present for Vitz and Highlander.

Dexron III

Dexron III ATF is required for the majority of other Toyota models and Lexus (Toyota division) automobiles. Dexron III replaces its predecessors, I and II, for usage in earlier models, just like the T-IV. Dexron was initially developed for GM vehicles, but because to its low viscosity and outstanding performance, it has now been recognized as the ideal solution for import gearboxes all over the world. Most significantly, Japanese transmission companies have started developing Dexron-powered systems. Being a Japanese business, Toyota would naturally include these modern, effective gearboxes into its goods. It should be noted that Dexron and WS ATF often cannot be used interchangeably. The manufacturer's recommendations for ATF for Toyota should be strictly followed.

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