While under the hood of my 2013 today I thought I would check My transmission fluid. I pulled the dipstick out and it was dry. I had about a half pint of dexron VI so I added that. Still dry. I bought a quart and little by little added the quart checking not to overfill. It is just barely on the tip of the dipstick now. I checked it with it hot, in park and running. Is this the proper way to check the fluid? There are no fluid leaks. I bought the car wrecked and It seems like I had to put a drive axle in it. Could that much fluid have leaked out when the axle was out?