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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
2007 Kia Rondo $153 $73.43 $79.99 15% $180.93
2009 Saturn Aura $215 $102.85 $111.98 15% $253.35
2008 Toyota Highlander $178 $90.06 $87.98 14% $208.31
2016 Acura RDX $209 $128.61 $79.99 11% $236.11
2014 Cadillac ATS $246 $117.56 $127.98 15% $289.56
2011 Audi S4 $202 $105.87 $95.98 14% $234.87

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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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Kenneth

20 years of experience
682 reviews
Kenneth
20 years of experience
Toyota RAV4 - Transmission Fluid Service - Torrance, California
Kenneth is professional, timely and seems very knowledgeable. He has a good work ethic. Thanks Kenneth!
Jeep Wrangler - Transmission Fluid Service - Long Beach, California
Polite, courteous & very informative. Gets the job done in record time. Couldn’t be more pleased with the service.

Peter

25 years of experience
437 reviews
Peter
25 years of experience
Audi A8 Quattro - Transmission Fluid Service - Canyon Country, California
Showed up on time, completed job n a timely manner and shared his knowledge and history of service/repairs on my vehicle.
Honda Odyssey - Transmission Fluid Service - Sylmar, California
Peter is such a nice person with an amazing attitude. We would love to have him as our regular mechanic.

Robert

31 years of experience
627 reviews
Robert
31 years of experience
Honda Accord - Transmission Fluid Service - Santa Clara, California
Robert was punctual with time (infact arrived 15 minutes early) and started inspecting the car and taking photos. I had the appointment schedule for some fluid changes. Based on the condition of the fluids, he recommended that one of the fluids did not require a full flushing out, so he took about an hour off the labor cost for this service, I appreciate that and was done very quickly. He also summarized the overall condition of the car after that. Apart from all that, I noticed that he wasn't wearing a mask. But he maintained the other social distancing protocols.
Toyota Sienna - Transmission Fluid Service - Mountain View, California
Robert was punctual to the appointment. Problem was fixed. Additional services was recommended and scheduled for the next visit.

Theodore

16 years of experience
1389 reviews
Theodore
16 years of experience
Toyota Camry - Transmission Fluid Service - Seattle, Washington
Stand out honesty and professionalism. I have been "using" Theo as my mechanic for about 6-7 years now through YourMechanic - he is hands down the BEST! . This is the second car I have had he has worked on. He saved me a few times before with an older Jeep, now I have an older Camry. For me honesty is 100% most important thing about a mechanic - He is always super honest about what I need and don't need. It's refreshing to hear "your car is in excellent shape, as long as you keep up your maintenances, it will keep going for many years" even when it is 8 years old with 113,000 miles. Today I got tons of maintenance done in preparation for a cross country trip (transmission fluid change, oil change, air filter etc.). I didnt even know my headlight was out. He did all the services booked, then he found fuses blown that I didnt know about, replaced 1 that he had on hand, showed me exactly what I needed to get for a different part, where it was, how I could do it myself, and how to find everything in the car. He communicates very well - nothing is weird or hard to understand, he's totally honest and will tell you "I don't think you need that yet" or "you need to do this - it really is going to break". Before he leaves, he asks you to check everything and make sure everything is okay.. he's all around quality. I have had other mechanics who just wanted to get you our of their space ASAP, he is not like that at all. Easy thumbs up - I recommend him to anyone who asks me about a mechanic.
Toyota Sequoia - Transmission Fluid Service - Bothell, Washington
Theodore once again did not disappoint. We had scheduled a lot of services to be done on our Sequoia and he finished it all within the estimated time. I would highly recommend him.

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