VW Transmission Fluid Exchange Service

Volkswagen Transmission Fluid Exchange Service in Escondido, CA

Your Volkswagen's transmission is lubricated by transmission fluids which keeps the parts moving smoothly and in automatics, it also serves as a coolant. A transmission fluid exchange is a process in which the old transmission fluid is removed and replaced. This is an important part of regular automotive maintenance as over time your car's transmission fluid can become contaminated by debris such as metal shavings or the transmission heat of daily driving in Rancho Santa Fe, and Vista, CA  causing the fluid to degrade.  

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Manual vs. Automatic Transmissions

The type of transmission your car has impacts when you need fluid exchanges and the effects daily driving has on the fluid itself. Automatic transmissions recommended fluids be flushed and replaced every 60,000 to 100,000 on average. If your car is a manual than transmission fluid exchange should be performed more often at every 30,000 to 60,000 miles however if your car undergoes heavy use fluids will have to be replaced more often. Also, in automatics fluid tends to degrade over time while the fluid is automatics tends to become contaminated over time.

Why This is an Important Part of Regular Maintenance

Regular maintenance covers a lot of different areas of automotive care and keeps your car running at its best and keeps it running longer. Your transmission fluid is like any other automotive fluid, such as oil changes and like oil, it requires regular replacement for optimal performance.

A challenge is knowing when to change it as different manufacturers recommend different mileage totals with some as low as 50,000 to 150,000 miles for an automatic. Regularly checking your fluid levels and reviewing your maintenance schedule can tell you when you should have the fluid replaced.

The Dangers of Skipping Transmission Fluid Exchange

Skipping or ignoring transmission fluid exchanges can cause long term damage to your car's transmission and lead to costly repairs in the future such as a transmission replacement or rebuild. There is also your safety to consider as your transmission locking up or missing gears can lead to accidents as you commute daily around San Marcos and Valley Center.

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Mossy Volkswagen Escondido

1695 Auto Park Way S.
Directions Escondido, CA 92025

  • Sales: 760-745-7551
  • Service: 760-745-7551
  • Parts: 760-745-8012

Service Hours

  • Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

Finding The Best Service For Your Volkswagen

At the Mossy Volkswagen Service Department in Escondido, you don't have to worry about the quality of the work you are receiving or the fluids being used when you take your car in for maintenance. They are certified experts in Volkswagen maintenance and repair. Call us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.


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