In response to marketplace demands and evolving vehicle technology, Chrysler LLC established a licensing program for its advanced synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid, ATF+4® in 2005. This program allows ATF+4 to be made available at retail outlets and through independent repair facilities for Chrysler®, Jeep® and Dodge® vehicle automatic transmissions.
ATF+4 is a high performance, synthetic fluid which provides significant reduction in component wear, superior temperature performance, consistent shift quality, and exceptional friction modifying properties for automatic transmissions in Chrysler®, Jeep® and Dodge® vehicles. The durability of ATF+4® has been successfully proven through more than one million miles of testing in severe environments and an intensive validation process.
"Licensing our ATF+4 product allows the millions of Chrysler®, Jeep® and Dodge® owners with vehicles on the road to receive transmission fluid that is designed exactly for their vehicle," said Dennis Florkowski, Chrysler LLC Senior Specialist/Supervisor. "Using ATF+4 ensures a longer transmission life with regular servicing as described in the vehicle owner's manual."
ATF+4® is approved for use in older transmissions and is currently utilized in newer Chrysler®, Jeep® and Dodge® vehicles. The previous MOPAR ATF+3® formulation was discontinued in 2005 and ATF+4® is recommended for all transmissions filled with ATF+3®. Only certified ATF+4® is recommended for service of Chrysler LLC vehicles. The use of automatic transmission fluids other than ATF+4®, including those claiming to be like ATF+4®, could result in lower levels of performance, jeopardize transmission life and void warranties.
The ATF+4® Automatic Transmission Fluid formulation is exclusive to Chrysler LLC and ATF+4® is a registered trademark. The Center for Quality Assurance monitors and publishes licensed ATF+4® brands to assist consumers in making informed decisions when purchasing automatic transmission fluid for their Chrysler®, Jeep® and Dodge® vehicles.
It depends on the manufacturer. Some are conventional, syn blend or full syn. This appears to fall under the conventional category. Although there has been some speculation it is a semi-syn fluid. If you want a full syn, then Valvoline produces one.
Yes it is a synthetic.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
ATF+4 is synthetic. This link lists all ATF+4 brands which are licensed by the Center for Quality Assurance. Note that the Wal-Mart Super Tech brand IS licensed: http://www.centerforqa.com/licensedatf4brands.html