What color should my CVT transmission fluid be?

I recently bought a new Kia and I want to stay on top of the maintenance for it. I just checked the transmission fluid, but I didn’t know that it had a CVT transmission, so I’m a little confused. What color should my CVT transmission fluid be?

Find out if you’re getting ripped off on your car insurance in less than two minutes.
No spam · No long forms · No fees
Find savings (100% Free)
rating white
3.5k Ratings
Answer provided by
Chloe Jenkins
Answered on Apr 14, 2022
Congratulations on the new Kia! Getting used to a new car can be tricky, but we’re here to help you through it!
Depending on the CVT transmission fluid currently in your vehicle, you should see a translucent fluid, or a light pink/red fluid.
Generally, if you come across any other colors or consistencies in your transmission fluid, you should have the fluid replaced.
More specifically, if your transmission fluid is yellow, brown, cloudy, or foamy, it’s time to change the fluid.
It’s no secret that like staying on top of your car’s maintenance, dealing with car insurance can be a real pain. Luckily, that no longer has to be the case when you sign up on the Jerry app!
Jerry is a personal insurance broker that lives in your pocket. But don’t worry about buying tiny office furniture: Jerry is an app. Once you download Jerry, just answer a handful of questions that will take you roughly 45 seconds to complete, and you’ll immediately get car insurance quotes for coverage similar to your current plan.
Jerry customers save an average of $887 a year on car insurance payments!

Here to save on car and home insurance? Great, you do that. We’ll do everything else.

Sign up in under a minute.
No need to fill out forms or shop around. Sign up in 45 seconds to start saving. Jerry does the rest.
Jerry collects and analyzes your current coverage.
Say hello to Jerry, your new insurance agent. We’ll contact your insurance company, review your current plan, then find the coverage that fits your needs and saves you money.
Get the best options before your renewal.
Jerry does all the picky, busy work by comparing prices and coverage from more than 50+ insurance companies. We compare what we find to your current policy and offer you the three best options before every renewal.

Easiest way to compare and buy car insurance

√
No long forms
√
No spam or unwanted phone calls
√
Quotes from top insurance companies
Find insurance savings — it's 100% free