The average cost for a Automatic Transmission Fluid Change is between $193 and $336. Labor costs are estimated between $123 and $156 while parts are priced between $70 and $180. Get a personalized estimate based on your location and specific car. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Automatic Transmission Fluid Change Cost for Mercedes-Benz SLK250
Automatic Transmission Fluid Change Estimate (National Average)
We recommend changing the transmission fluid every 30,000–40,000 miles under normal conditions. If the transmission has a filter, that should be replaced as well. If you operate your vehicle under severe conditions (e.g. extreme weather, towing, or a lot of stop-and-go traffic), the transmission should be serviced every 20,000–30,000 miles.
Your repair shop may recommend a transmission fluid flush, which will require up to 16 quarts of transmission fluid. This will increase the parts and labor price when compared to a normal drain and fill of the transmission.
Why Should It Be Serviced?
it's important to have the automatic transmission serviced at the manufacturer's recommend interval. Transmission performance can be affected by dirty or old transmission fluid. Lack of service may result in one or more of these symptoms:
- Grinding or strange noises from the transmission
- Problems shifting gears
- Gears may slip
- Vehicle may surge forward or backward
When Should It Be Serviced?
We recommend replacing the transmission fluid every 20,000 to 40,000 miles. Having it serviced at these intervals will help reduce the chance of any related drivability concerns. Please consult your owners manual for their recommendation for your specific vehicle.
How It's Done
To replace the automatic transmission fluid, the transmission drain plug is removed, allowing the fluid to drain from the transmission. The drain plug is reinstalled and the transmission is filled with fresh fluid.
Caution: On vehicles where the fluid is extremely degraded, replacing the fluid can result in transmission shifting issues. If your vehicle has not had routine transmission service performed, please consult with your service technician before performing this service on a high mileage vehicle.