Stability and strength: the benefits of using a transmission fluid specific for automatic transmissions

There was a time, not that long ago, when it was hard to find a vehicle with an automatic gearbox on the road. Nowadays, society and mechanics have evolved to produce many more commercial vehicles with automatic transmissions. The lubricant fluids for such transmissions are also different and have been adapted to their special characteristics. MatraX Lubricants has a specific range for this purpose which includes the MatraX Gear Influx DCT and the MatraX Dexron III.

How important is the transmission oil for the automatic gearbox? When thinking about lubricants we tend to think exclusively of motor oil but transmissions also need lubrication. The MatraX Gear Influx DCT and the Dexron III are both synthetic based oils and can help cleaning and protecting all of the transmissions’ different components against wearing and corrosion. They also reduce friction allowing for a smooth and silent gear change.

Another important characteristic of both the Gear Influx DCT and the Dexron III is their thermal stability as well as their rust-preventing properties. The use of these fluids makes the transmission stronger and more stable, lengthening its life and reducing its maintenance costs as a result.

Different automatic transmissions, different transmission fluids

Contrary to what we might think, not all automatic transmissions are the same. The MatraX Dexron III is therefore indicated for conventional automatic transmissions and CVTs (Continuous Variable Transmissions) and best suited for high performance hydraulic systems.

The MatraX Gear Infux DCT is on the other hand, best indicated for Dual Clutch Transmissions (DCT) in passenger and other commercial vehicles. More specifically this transmission fluid is technically suited for the Wet-DCT type transmission built by most manufacturers. More precisely this MatraX product can be used in the following makes: Audi, BMW, Citroën, Ferrari, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Porsche, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen and Volvo. The Gear Influx DCT is however not indicated for conventional or CVT transmissions.

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