How to service most automatic transmission — with just a few fluids

Pressures to reduce fuel consumption, improve shifting performance, and control wear have led to a huge increase in the number, complexity, and variety of automatic transmission types, each with its own fluid specification. Stocking multiple ATFs—and knowing when to use each of them—is a growing problem.

The variety of automatic transmissions in the automotive market is exploding: Instead of three or four speeds, today’s small electronically controlled transmissions may have six, seven or eight speeds. They shift more frequently, have less fluid in their smaller sumps, and run at hotter temperatures. ATFs now must meet these challenges and more: They must provide better anti-shudder performance for the new slipping clutches and torque converters; they must have lower viscosities to reduce churning loss and improve fuel consumption; and they must have the viscosity stability to allow electronic hydraulic systems to function effectively. Finally, today’s ATFs must be durable, prevent wear, and be compatible with new composite clutch materials.

In the past, a handful of ATF types could serve the whole market—now each vehicle has its own requirements. The resulting proliferation of ATF specifications not only creates confusion and stocking problems, it also increases the risk of application error.

Now there’s a fix: Eliminate shelf-space problems, cut the risk of application error, and give your customers superior shifting with BLU Technician Series ATFs. Our fluids meet or exceed OEM requirements and offer exceptional performance in shift quality, durability, and wear protection. Formulated using synthetic technology and specially selected additives, a few BLU ATFs can replace dozens of conventional ATFs that may now crowd your shelves.

ATF Technician Series MV-FS

ATF Technician Series MVHV-FS

ATF Technician Series MVLV-FS