Today, the automatic transmission fluid market is very complicated. It was not that many years ago that it was hard to go wrong either changing your ATF or topping it off. The chances were, that your vehicle’s owner’s manual specified either General Motor’s Dexron or Ford’s Mercon ATF and most transmission fluids on the shelf of your local auto parts store met both specifications. Today, there are literally dozens of specifications and OEM recommendations, leaving drivers confused about what to use, which is why Lucas Oil developed Multi-Vehicle ATF, to simplify the process.
Most modern transmission fluids have a few things in common: better heat and oxidation resistance, better shear stability so that the fluid doesn’t lose viscosity over time, and a lower coefficient of friction needed for locking torque converters on modern cars. Lucas Multi-Vehicle ATF satisfies all these requirements; however, many cars and pickup trucks now use ATF that has a lower viscosity than traditional fluid, complicating the picture again. Lower viscosity fluids generally provide marginally better fuel economy. For this reason, we now have two multi-vehicle fluids. One standard (or high-viscosity), the other for vehicles that specify the use of low viscosity ATF.
Lucas Oil Low Viscosity Multi-Vehicle ATF is blended from premium API Group III synthetic base oils, combined with shear-stable viscosity modifiers and a high-quality additive package that includes anti-wear, anti-oxidants and corrosion inhibitors.
- Durable friction modifiers insure smooth, chatter free shifts and a quiet locking torque converter
- Low-viscosity formula to match many OEM recommendations
- Synthetic base oil for high performance and long life
- Resists permanent shear thinning
- Resists oxidation and the formation of lacquers and sludge