Transmission Fluid Exchange Service

Transmission Fluid Exchange in Santa Cruz County

Your transmission fluid does not need to be changed real often, but when it does it is important to get it done for the health of your transmission. Automatic transmissions are complicated and have a lot of parts. It is crucial to keep those lubricated to keep your transmission working properly. At Santa Cruz Subaru, we are here to service your transmission as well as your whole vehicle. We serve the Santa Cruz County area, including Capitola, Live Oak, Soquel, and Aptos, CA.

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Transmission Fluid Exchange Overview

The transmission fluid covers all the internal parts and keeps them lubricated, and helps avoids friction inside the unit. A transmission fluid exchange involves draining the fluid from your transmission and putting new fluid in. You can go an extra step and get a flush. The exchange does not take all the fluid out of your car, but a flush does. You may check the fluid, or we can do it for you. It should be pinkish-red. If it is dark red, or brown, it needs to be changed. Also, it is a good idea to watch for leaks, which is another sign your transmission needs some work.

The Importance of Regular Maintenance

Any fluid will wear down and lose its effectiveness over time. If the fluid is worn out, or low, your transmission will have to work harder and will get harder. If you feel the transmission slipping you need to get the fluid changed as soon as possible. Failing to change the fluid will put added pressure on the transmission, and will wear it out faster. If you wait too long the inside of the automatic transmission could be damaged and you might have a much more expensive repair. 

When the fluid gets low or is worn out, your transmission could stop engaging, and your car will not move. Failing to engage, or if you hear any unusual noise, are signs something is not as it should be. Feeling the transmission slip is a sign something is wrong, and that may be more than just low fluid.

Certified Transmission Service from Santa Cruz Subaru

Call Santa Cruz Subaru today to set up an appointment for transmission service. We can exchange or flush the fluid, and do an inspection to see if more work is needed. We service the greater Santa Cruz County area, including Capitola, Live Oak, Soquel, and Aptos, CA. Your Subaru owner's manual will tell you when to change the fluid. That maintenance schedule is an average, however, and paying attention to what is going on with your car should also be taken into consideration. Your driving conditions and the environment will have an effect on how long your fluid will last. Get in touch with one of our technicians for all your transmission needs.

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Santa Cruz Subaru

4100 Auto Plaza Drive
Directions Capitola, CA 95010

  • Sales: 831-319-5726
  • Service: 831-319-5581
  • Parts: 831-731-1169

Service Hours

  • Monday 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Tuesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Sunday Closed

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  • Comfortable Waiting Area
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Shuttle Service
  • On-site Car Wash
  • Factory-trained Technicians
  • Genuine Parts
  • Free Multi-Point Inspection
  • State-of-the-art Facility

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