- Apr 13, 2013
Before I knew about BITOG and the wonders of DIY, I took my Accord to a rather busy shop near my house to have the ATF changed. Later that week, I was doing some checks under the hood when I saw the ATF was low. I went back to the shop and the tech proceeded to check the ATF with the engine running. I told him my owner's manual said to check it with the engine off but he kept insisting that wasn't possible since the fluid needs to move through the torque converter. This guy was really adamant so I ended up pulling out my manual. He was really surprised and said "if engine off is what I want, so be it." Made me wonder how many other Hondas they worked on that were driving around with jacked up ATF levels. What're some incorrect things a shop has told you?