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How much does Transmission Fluid Service cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Chevrolet Express 2500 $145 $74.95 $69.99 20% $182.45
2008 GMC Sierra 1500 $215 $74.95 $139.98 25% $289.95
2006 Volkswagen Jetta $210 $139.71 $69.99 15% $247.21
2008 Land Rover Range Rover $271 $75.07 $195.97 27% $376.07
2014 Lexus RX450h $178 $100.75 $76.98 18% $219.00
2004 Porsche Cayenne $266 $119.22 $146.97 22% $344.97

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Transmission Fluid Service Service

What is the transmission fluid all about?

Transmission fluid helps cool and lubricate your vehicle’s transmission’s internal parts. The transmission transfers power from the engine to the wheels of the car. An automatic transmission shifts the car into different gears depending on the speed that you are driving. In an automatic transmission car, the transmission system has an oil pan that contains the transmission fluid and fluid filter. The fluid provides the power/force required to shift into different gears. In manual transmission cars, there is a case that contains the transmission fluid.

Contrary to an automatic transmission, the fluid in a manual system is not directly involved in changing gears, because it is a mechanical system, whereas an automatic transmission is hydraulic. If an automatic transmission does not have enough fluid, or the fluid has been contaminated, it is possible for the transmission to start to slip and eventually fail. If a manual transmission does not have enough fluid, or the fluid has been contaminated, it is possible for the transmission to become noisy, the internal parts to wear out faster and eventually for the transmission to fail.

Keep in mind:

  • An automatic transmission fluid service will replace the pan gasket, filter, and transmission fluid. Some vehicles do not have a serviceable transmission filter and some transmissions are designed to be “sealed for life,” meaning that they do not require any service or maintenance. Check your owner’s manual for information on whether you have a sealed system or not.

  • Unlike an automatic transmission, a manual transmission does not contain a filter, which means that as components wear, the transmission fluid picks up particles of metal and is unable to filter them. This is why it is very important to perform a transmission fluid service as per manufacturer recommendations.

How it's done:

  • Drain the transmission fluid
  • (Automatic only) Install new pan gasket and filter (if replaceable)
  • Add the proper type and quantity of oil/fluid for your transmission
  • Check for leaks
  • Test drive the vehicle

How do Mechanics Change Transmission Fluid? :

  • Drain the transmission fluid.
  • (Automatic only) Install new pan gasket and filter (if replaceable).
  • Add the proper type and quantity of oil/fluid for your transmission.
  • Check for leaks.
  • Test drive the vehicle.

Our recommendation:

A conservative rule of thumb is that a car should get a transmission fluid service every 40,000 miles. If you notice any fluid underneath the car, get it inspected as soon as you can. Changing your transmission’s fluid regularly will greatly extend the service life of your vehicle’s transmission.

What are the common symptoms indicating you need to replace the transmission fluid?

  • Vehicle has a hard time running
  • Vehicle stalls when going up or down a steep incline
  • Check Engine Light is on
  • Transmission makes noise

How important is this service?

Transmission fluid services are an important part of regular maintenance and will increase the service life of your transmission. According to the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association, 90% of automatic transmission failures are caused by overheating and can be often blamed on transmission fluid that should have been replaced.

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4.8/5

Number of Reviews

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Richard

Richard

10 years of experience
419 reviews
Richard
10 years of experience
Richard was very efficient. Took his time to answer a few of my other questions. Thank you
2005 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN - TRANSMISSION FLUID SERVICE - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Francisco

Francisco

7 years of experience
110 reviews
Francisco
7 years of experience
Another job well done by Francisco!
2002 TOYOTA TACOMA - TRANSMISSION FLUID SERVICE - SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA
Ben

Ben

38 years of experience
894 reviews
Ben
38 years of experience
He moved swiftly in confidence, while explaining each thing he was doing to get the job done. I felt a sense of satisfaction and relief that I had the best mechanic to do the job.
2009 CADILLAC SRX - TRANSMISSION FLUID SERVICE - SPRING, TEXAS
Jerome

Jerome

21 years of experience
246 reviews
Jerome
21 years of experience
Jerome did a fantastic job at changing my oil and transmission fluid and filters. He also changed my spark plugs for me. I couldn't have picked a better mechanic to do my car maintenance for me! Thanks Jerome!
2006 HONDA ELEMENT - TRANSMISSION FLUID SERVICE - ROSEDALE, MARYLAND

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