Universal ATF Get Longer Life and Better Performance from your Transmission

Automatic transmissions are one of the most expensive components of a vehicle to repair, and can often be the Achilles' Heel of an otherwise solid vehicle. Amsoil ATF is a premium quality transmission fluid that exceeds all of the major manufacturers' performance requirements. That is why it is a 'universal' fluid. It will work in virtually any automatic transmission, giving much longer life, higher efficiency, and better performance.

AMSOIL Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) exceeds the performance requirements for domestic and foreign automatic transmission fluid applications. AMSOIL ATF provides automatic transmissions, power steering units and hydraulic equipment with excellent lubricating protection and better performance over a wider temperature range than conventional automatic transmission fluids.

Resists Oxidation and Thermal Degradation
AMSOIL ATF resists thermal and oxidative degradation better than conventional transmission fluids, protecting clutches, planetary gears, valves, pumps and seals from damaging sludge and varnish deposits. Heat is the enemy of any automatic transmission and Amsoil ATF lowers operating temperatures, extending transmission life as well as the life of the fluid itself.

Provides Low Temperature Protection
AMSOIL ATF outperforms petroleum fluids in low temperature fluidity. In fact, AMSOIL ATF offers twice the cold temperature fluidity required by current automatic transmission fluid specifications. AMSOIL ATF provides easier starting, faster warm-ups, smoother shifting and improved fuel economy. Got a car or truck that hates shifting in the morning when it's cold? This ATF will help.

Antiwear Protection
AMSOIL ATF provides smooth shifting and long, trouble-free transmission life. In addition, the antiwear additive package makes AMSOIL ATF an excellent lubricant in other hydraulic systems. In tests designed to measure wear characteristics under severe service and high pressure operating conditions, AMSOIL ATF far exceeds the requirements of hydraulic equipment manufacturers.

Extends Drain Intervals
AMSOIL ATF is a stable formulation that lasts longer in service than conventional ATFs. It maintains its viscosity, friction and lubricating properties for extended periods of time, even under severe conditions. AMSOIL ATF maximizes transmission performance and service life while
reducing maintenance costs through longer drain intervals. Amsoil ATF is recommended for change intervals up to 100,000 miles in normal usage, or 50,000 miles in "severe" use.

How can one fluid meet all these different specifications?

First, Amsoil formulated ATF to be the best fluid they could make it. Unlike other lubricant formulators, Amsoil uses the highest quality ingredients available, while others use lowest quality that will still meet the specification. As a result, when Amsoil tested their ATF against the various specifications (Dexron, Mercon, ATF+4, etc.), it exceeded all of them!

AMSOIL ATF is recommended for transmission, hydraulic and other applications requiring any of the following specifications:

  • Ford MERCON®, MERCON® V & SP
  • Chrysler ATF+ through ATF+4®
  • Honda Z-1 (Not for use in CVT transmissions)
  • Toyota Type T and T-IV
  • Mitsubishi/Hyundai Diamond SP II & III
  • Allison C-3, C-4
  • Caterpillar TO-2
  • Voith G607, G1363
  • ZF TE-ML 14A, 14B, 14C
  • Mercedes Benz 236.1, 236.2, 236.6, 236.7, 236.9
  • BMW 7045E
  • NAG 1 & 2
  • JWS 3309
  • LT 71141 (ESSO)
  • Nissan Matic D, J & K
  • Vickers I-286S & M-2950S

    Excellent for power steering units that use ATF.

    Not for use in CVT transmissions.

In addition to ATF, Amsoil manufactures a full range of lubricants for cars, trucks, and equipment. To find the correct fluids for your vehicles, just click here and use the online application guide at the Amsoil website. There are links in the application guide directly to the oil and filter for your car, or you can go through the online store to order.

You can also use our online catalog to see the entire line of products and use the "buy online" buttons right there in the catalog. (Adobe PDF Reader required)


Amsoil stands behind their products and they will stand behind you when you use them. Read about the Amsoil product warranty here: http://www.amsoil.com/warranty.aspx

Here are some helpful links regarding best practices when servicing automatic transmissions.
Change those filters!
Technical Service Bulletin - Fluid and filter change procedure
Transmission fluid application guide

Is it safe to switch to synthetic ATF?

Yes, you can switch your car to synthetic ATF at any time. Synthetic ATF is completely compatible with conventional ATF, so you don’t have to worry about a little bit of old oil in the transmission mixing with the synthetic and causing problems. It is recommended, however, that you thoroughly drain and flush the transmission, and change the filter. See the links above for more.

Not a do-it-yourselfer?

No worries! Most quick-lubes, independent shops, and even dealerships will allow you bring in your own oil and filter for them to install. If the shop you use won’t allow you to bring in your own fluids, find another shop that values your business!

Save fuel! Studies have shown that vehicles using Amsoil fluids have achieved up to 8.2% better fuel economy vs. conventional fluids. Synthetic Universal ATF can be an integral part of realizing similar gains in your vehicles.

AMSOIL is an American company making products here in America.

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