2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata Transmission Service & Repairs

Show Your Mazda MX-5 Miata’s Transmission Some TLC

Automatic or manual transmission, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help. Schedule a transmission service or repair today.

2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata Maintenance Schedule

Not sure when your 2008 MX-5 Miata is due for its next transmission service?

Why is Your 2008 MX-5 Miata’s Transmission So Important?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. Let Mazda MX-5 Miata transmission problems linger and your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that your MX-5 Miata isn’t working at all.

Mazda Transmission Recommendations for 2008 MX-5 Miatas

According to Mazda, your MX-5 Miata’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. For example, your MX-5 Miata differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Mazda-approved products. Our technicians know how to service your 2008 MX-5 Miata up to Mazda-recommended standards. If you think there’s something wrong with your MX-5 Miata’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

How Much Do Mazda MX-5 Miata Transmission Repairs Cost

We do our best to keep Mazda MX-5 Miata 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 give your MX-5 Miata a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or repair, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata Transmission Q&A

  • What happens if I "ride" my Mazda's brakes? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. 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 offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your MX-5 Miata’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your MX-5 Miata is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • When should I have my MX-5 Miata's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 2008 MX-5 Miata’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your Mazda's transmission fluid checked and replaced, but that timeline can vary depending on how your vehicle is used and your manufacturer’s recommendations. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.