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Transmission Fluid Change in Walnut Creek, CA

Transmission fluid change aka transmission fluid flush or just transmission flush, is one of the most important maintenance items for your vehicle. Even though it is infrequent, it is very important to the wellbeing of your vehicle’s transmission. Transmissions have a lot of moving parts. The role of the transmission fluid is not only to lubricate, but also to cool the transmission. Over time, its protective properties - both mechanical and chemical deteriorate. This in turn shortens the lifespan of the transmission.

Transmission fluid exchange is important for another reason: over time, transmission fluid picks up bits and pieces of grime, metal shavings, and other debris that naturally occur as a result of the transmission doing its work. In addition, not all transmissions have transmission fluid filter, and even if your vehicle’s does, it gets clogged over time. So at Diablo Auto Specialists, the premier Walnut Creek auto care facility, we highly recommend transmission fluid change at regular intervals. It will extend transmission life and potentially save you the cost of transmission replacement.

Master technicians use the following rule of thumb: manual transmissions need fluid change every 50,000 miles, while automatic transmissions should have the fluid changed every 30,000 – 40,000 miles. Owner’s Manual for your vehicle will usually explain typical replacement interval for the make and model you drive – we say “typical” because it assumes “normal” driving – a mix of city and freeway driving. If your vehicle spends most of the time in the stop-and-go Bay Area traffic, you will need to replace transmission fluid sooner that the manual indicates.

When you bring your vehicle to our Walnut Creek auto care center, our friendly service advisors will explain the process, and answer any questions you may have. With transmission fluid change, we also provide:

  • New transmission fluid recommended by the manufacturer for your make and model (and new filter if applicable)
  • Free Digital Vehicle Inspection for our clients
  • Free local Uber/Lyft so you can go about your day
  • Military and First Responder discounts
  • In most cases, same day service completion

So when you think your vehicle may need transmission fluid change, or it’s been a while, or you don’t quite remember when the fluid change was done, call Diablo Auto Specialists in Walnut Creek.