Made in USA. 3 Yrs Limited Warranty on ScanGauge Monitors

Skip to main content

Why Auto Transmission Temperature Live Data is One of the Most Vital Gauges to Monitor

Depending on your vehicle make and model, Scangauges can offer an exclusive gauge feature, programmable through one of the many impressive scan gauge features. This means you can select and monitor extremely vital parameters specific to your vehicle make and model, such as Auto Transmission Temperature (ATF), Exhaust Gas Temperature (EGT), and much more!

Today we're going to focus on the Auto Transmission Temperature (ATF) gauge and take a look at why this is one of the most important gauges to track on your vehicle. 

Auto transmission temperature (ATF)
Transmission failures are one of a vehicle owner's worst nightmares, as they are notoriously expensive to repair. One of the biggest problems that will shorten the lifespan of a transmission unit is overheating. The primary reason transmissions overheat is due to their overworked transmission fluid. This can go on to cause problems in cooling, lubrication, and fluid pressure, all of which are essential to operating the transmission efficiently. The ideal operating range for fluid temperature varies depending on vehicle make and model and can be found by contacting the vehicle manufacturer or looking it up online. The problem here is, most modern-day vehicles don’t come equipped with this temperature gauge reading as part of their standard dashboard monitor system. Usually, it will be highlighted in some form of warning light, at which point you’re probably too late!

Once the transmission overheats, permanent damage is likely to occur. That’s why it’s essential to prevent the transmission from overheating in the first place. To do this, you ideally want to install an aftermarket transmission fluid temperature gauge to monitor exactly what’s happening in real-time. By knowing when the fluid temperature is rising, you can intervene immediately to prevent lasting damage to your transmission. 

This is where the Scangauge2's X-Gauge feature comes into play. The programmable ATF gauge will allow you to add and display real-time transmission temperature gauge to ensure you can always keep a close eye on the transmission temperature, thus reducing the risk of any substantial damage occurring. This is possible through the Scangauge2 X-Gauge feature, which you can program with a set of codes specific to your vehicle. To see an example of how to add an additional gauge to the ScanGauge2 via the X-Gauge feature, you can follow the link below to our YouTube video below:

So, if you’re looking for a tool that can give you vital signs of when you’re working your transmission too hard and warn you when excessive heat is possibly ruining the transmission fluid, then the Scangauge 2 is right for you. This auto transmission temperature gauge could potentially save you from costly repairs in the future and ensure that your transmission is working at peak efficiency.

If this is something you're interested in, then head over to ScanGauge Australia's website via the below link to find out more regarding price, features and vehicle compatibility:

Alternatively, if you have any questions you can contact us directly. 

Leave a comment

Comments have to be approved before showing up