Honda Manual Transmission Fluid Exchange Service is Essential for Peak Performance

When is the last time that you had the manual transmission fluid exchanged for your Honda? If you're unaware of the last time, or you've recently purchased a Honda, this important information can be useful for keeping your vehicle operating at a peak performance level. Changing the transmission fluid is essential, and if it's not completed on a routine basis, it can lead to very serious problems with the ability to even drive your Honda. Although essential, it is actually one of the more basic services, and typically, it only takes less than an hour to complete.


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What type of transmission fluid should be used?

All Honda manual transaxles require the use of manual transmission fluid, which has a look and texture similar to the oil used for your Honda's engine. However, the viscosity and ingredients are far from the same. It is recommended that you use Honda Genuine (HG) manual transmission fluid in order to ensure the quality of ingredients meet with the manufacturers' specifications. HG transmission fluid provides the following benefits:

  • An improved shift ability
  • A decrease in fluid friction
  • Improved fuel economy
  • An advanced formula for transmission longevity

What is included in a transmission fluid exchange service?

Transmission fluid exchange service is not complicated; however, it should only be done by a trained technician who is qualified to complete the service. At Roy Schmidt Honda in Effingham, Illinois, our highly trained technicians are also equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. The service begins with draining the fluid from the transmission, and the technician assesses the condition. The color, texture and even the feel of the fluid can help the technician determine if there are any potential issues, which may hinder the performance of the transmission. Using the manufacturer's torque specifications, the technician re-installs the drain plug with a new drain plug washer to prevent a leak from occurring in the future. The transmission filter is then replaced with a Honda Genuine filter. Finally, the transmission fluid is replaced and checked for the accurate level. The technician will conduct a test drive to ensure the transmission operates effectively.

Why should I have the work done at Roy Schmidt Honda?

Schedule your transmission fluid exchange service today! Roy Schmidt Honda has Express Maintenance Service, which also includes Saturday hours for your convenience. You can depend on our commitment to providing exceptional service, including free WiFi, a safe children's playroom, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, bottled water, and snacks. Additionally, we provide courtesy transportation to and from your home or workplace, which also serves Mattoon, Vandalia, and Charleston!

Why Service at Roy Schmidt Honda?

  • Courtesy Transportation
  • Coffee
  • Hot Tea
  • Service Loaner Cars
  • Bottled Water
  • WiFi
  • Express Service Open Saturdays
  • Snacks
  • Hot Chocolate

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