Last night I decided it was time to check all the fluids and make sure they're still at proper levels. I looked everywhere for the tranny dispstick but couldn't find it. Finally looked in the owner's manual, and it says the auto trans doesn't come with a dipstick as the fluid is basically sealed in the tranny for life. If I ever need more fluid added or it changed I have to go to the dealer who has "special tools" to replace it. Is this a new thing with auto transmissions or am I just an old dinosaur for not realizing you don't have to change the fluid and filter every couple of years anymore? In a way that's fine, as replacing transmission fluid is a messy job to begin with. But I sure hope I'm not bound to a damn dealer if I have an issue and need them to check the tranny fluid for me.