For Volkswagen owners, a transmission fluid exchange is a routine part of maintenance. It needs to occur approximately every 50,000 miles for most models and transmission types. At Weimer Volkswagen of Morgantown, we can provide high-quality transmission services, including Volkswagen transmission fluid exchange for customers in Morgantown, WV, and beyond to Waynesburg, Westover, Cassville, Harmony Grove, and Star City. Our service center is staffed by highly-trained and certified technicians prepared to provide routine maintenance services and beyond.
Picture a transmission fluid exchange like your basic oil change. It is a necessary part of your service schedule and needs to be completed at certain intervals and, preferably, before a problem occurs or a warning light activates. The basic process is also similar in that your old transmission fluid is drained and replaced with new fluid. Technicians will also remove sediment from your transmission fluid pan and any debris on magnets inserted to attract metal particles in your fluid.
It is not uncommon for people to think changing transmission fluid isn't a pressing concern, but that is far from the truth. A Volkswagen transmission fluid exchange removes old fluid that, over time, has accumulated microparticles of metal and other debris. When the service is neglected for too long, these contaminants can start to cause other problems and may necessitate a full transmission flush — a larger process of flushing chemicals through your car's system to remove debris.
For most Volkswagen models, the manufacturer recommends making a transmission fluid exchange part of your 50,000- or 60,000-mile service visit. Certain transmissions may require an exchange in 40,000 miles, so it's always best to consult your owner's manual or the Weimer Volkswagen of Morgantown service center regarding best practices. You should also have your transmission fluid replaced when the automatic filter is replaced. The filter is also changed as part of the transmission fluid exchange visit.
Purchasing a Volkswagen is an investment in quality, so it makes sense to have your investment protected by highly-skilled technicians who specialize in servicing all models of Volkswagen, from the Jetta to the Tiguan. Our technicians will complete a transmission fluid exchange in Morgantown and provide a transmission inspection during the service visit to identify potential problems. Visiting our dealership also means your vehicle is being replenished with your make and model's recommended fluids. For your next 50,000 miles, you will be able to drive with confidence.