Like other mechanical components in your vehicle, your transmission relies on a specialized fluid to keep it working properly. Given the way that your transmission is designed, your transmission fluid is necessary to allow for smooth gear changes, whether you have a manual or an automatic transmission. Given the significant amount of heat that a transmission can create, your vehicle's transmission fluid is also necessary to help prevent the components in the transmission from overheating.

Since your transmission fluid is responsible for so much in your vehicle, it’s important that it performs as it is designed to. Over time, the lubricating characteristics of your transmission fluid can break down, leading to a loss of protection for your transmission. Fortunately, though, transmission fluid is robust enough to last from 30,000 to 60,000 miles between changes at Team Mazda. The interval at which you replace your transmission fluid is largely dependent on whether you tow a trailer regularly in Caldwell, ID or not. If you don’t you can generally replace the fluid more toward the 60,000-mile mark.

The good news is that you can consult your vehicle's owner’s manual for full details on when you should have your transmission fluid changed.

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