Does Walmart Change Transmission Fluid?
Will Walmart change transmission fluid in 2022?
Walmart will check the transmission fluid and refill it if necessary. This service costs an additional $19.88, in addition to the fluid cost. Clients can get their transmission fluid changed at Kick Young men or Jiffy Lube.
Want to know more about Walmart's services for transmission fluid? Read on!
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Walmart Auto Center charges $19.88 per Oil and Lube service, including the check of transmission fluid and topping it up.
This assistance price does not include the cost of the transmission fluid, which is typically between $4 and upwards. (See below for more information).
Factors That Affect The Cost Of A Transmission Fluid Change
Transmission service is available at many oil change shops and even some that are specialized in it. It is worth the cost to change transmission fluid and possibly save your transmission.
The method of changing fluid can affect the price. The method used by some shops is to use a machine that suctions the fluid from the transmission and then refill the system.
It is not what you need. There is old fluid in the transmission that the machine will not access that will mix with the new fluid added. The only proper way to accomplish this change is to drop the transmission pan unless you are lucky enough to have a screw-in drain plug.
Some vehicles come with a transmission drain plug, and some have an external filter that screws in. This makes it much easier. The fluid change would be much more complicated and messy without these tools. There is an internal filter that should be changed or cleaned when you change the fluid.
In most cases, you will not be able to do this at home. If you are able to lift the car sufficiently and have the correct tools you might accomplish this service, but for most, it will be a challenge.
In any case, the transmission takes a lot of fluid and the filter is more costly than an engine oil filter. For a professional job, you can expect to pay between $85 and $200 depending on the size of your vehicle.
Most manufacturers recommend replacing transmission fluid every 30,000-60,000 miles. This is especially true if you drive a lot in the city and change gears frequently. In that case, it's a good idea to change your automatic transmission fluid more often.
It is important to regularly change the transmission fluid because it can cost you thousands of dollars to repair a transmission.