When Should You Change Your Mazda’s Transmission Fluid?

By Product Expert | Posted in Service, Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 at 8:04 pm
Do You Need to Change Transmission Fluid in a Mazda?

Do You Need to Change Transmission Fluid in a Mazda?

Taking care of some of the simple and regular maintenance needs your vehicle requires can be a great idea for some, but when you have questions, it’s a good idea to consult the experts. That’s why many may be wondering the following question: do you need to change the transmission fluid in a Mazda? If you’re asking the same thing, we’ll explain what you need to know.

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How Often Do You Need to Change Your Mazda’s Transmission Fluid?

changing a car's transmission fluidYou probably know by now how often you should be changing the oil in your Mazda, but what about the transmission fluid? Well, there’s a good chance the answer is “never.”

Or, at least, almost never. If you purchased your Mazda new and it is equipped with SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY, it will have lifetime transmission fluid that only requires changing should a critical component or the whole transmission need to be replaced. If you have one of the newer models produced in the last few years, there’s a good chance it has SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY, but be sure to contact us if you’re unsure.

So, what do you do if your Mazda does not have SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY? Although there’s a good chance your transmission still won’t require regular maintenance, you’ll want to check the owner’s manual to be sure or get in touch with us/professional Mazda service technicians, as some Ford-sourced products like the Mazda Tribute (or other models) will actually require transmission fluid changes regularly. That said, if you’ve already done some inspecting and have noticed the fluid is dark, dirty or smells bad, it’s a good idea to schedule an appointment to have it inspected.

Hopefully you now know if you need to change the transmission fluid in your Mazda, but if you’re still unsure or if you can’t find the information in your owner’s manual, just let us know. Don’t forget to check back to the Mazda of Lodi blog for more about life with your Mazda.