Volkswagen Transmission Fluid Exchange Service

Transmission Fluid Exchange

Your transmission helps your engine send the right amount of power to your wheels. You may be more familiar with shifting gears from manual transmission vehicles, but don't forget that automatic transmission means that the same thing is going on inside of your engine even if you don't realize it. Your transmission fluid keeps the metal parts inside of your transmission from wearing each other out and overheating.

Even though your transmission is a closed system, it's not a perfect system. Your transmission has hundreds of metal parts that still slowly wear out over time. The tiny shards of metal that result get into your transmission fluid, reduce its effectiveness, and could even cause damage to your other components if left unchecked. Old and dirty transmission fluid also thickens over time and can't flow smoothly through your transmission. This also reduces its effectiveness and can cause damage to your engine.

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Transmission Fluid Overview

A transmission fluid exchange is a complete renewal of your transmission fluid. First, our technicians carefully drain out all of your old and dirty transmission fluid. Second, they thoroughly clean your transmission to ensure that any remaining dirt and grime are out. Finally, they refill your transmission with brand-new transmission fluid.

How Often Should I Get This Changed?

Recommended intervals for transmission fluid exchanges vary widely. Manual transmission cars might call for an exchange every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. Automatic transmissions might go up to 100,000 miles between exchanges. Use your car's maintenance schedule as a starting point, and remember that driving under harsher conditions may mean you need an exchange sooner.cator lights come on, then you know that your car should be taken into our dealership's mechanics. You also may see that your brake pedal is vibrating. A vibrating brake pedal is linked to the brake pads. Finally, you may go ahead and look at the brake pads. If they are 1/4 of an inch thick or less, then it is time that you replace them.

Schedule Transmission Service at Germain VW

Your Germain Volkswagen of Columbus is ready to help you with your transmission fluid exchange. We'll keep you informed with the latest guidelines for Volkswagen vehicles and can inspect your transmission to help you decide if it's time for an exchange. Nobody knows your Volkswagen better than the certified technicians at our service center. If you're at your regular maintenance interval, we can also take care of all of your routine service needs in one convenient appointment.

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Germain Volkswagen of Columbus

1495 Auto Mall Dr
Directions Columbus, OH 43228

  • Sales: (800) 901-1578
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  • Monday 7:30AM - 6:00PM
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  • Wednesday 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Thursday 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Friday 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed

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