2018 Mazda 3 Transmission Service & Repairs

What Does Your Mazda 3 Transmission Do?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your 3’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. Mazda 3 transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. Let Mazda 3 transmission problems linger and you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your 3 at all.

Mazda Transmission Recommendations for 2018 3s

Mazda recommends having your 3's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. First off, Mazda recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 2018 Mazda 3s at certain intervals with Mazda-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 2018  Mazda 3 transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your 3’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

How Much Do Mazda 3 Transmission Repairs Cost

We do our best to keep Mazda 3 transmission repairs and services affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your 3’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2018 Mazda 3 Transmission Q&A

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Mazda? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Mazda tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • When should I have my 3's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Maintaining your Mazda 3 transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. About every 30,000 to 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your transmission fluid inspected and perhaps changed. Service intervals can vary depending on how you use your Mazda, so check with your technician first. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

Brake for Mazda 3 Transmission Service

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 2018 3, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.