2008 Mazda RX-8 Transmission Service

Take Time for Your Mazda RX-8 Transmission

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your RX-8 today.

2008 Mazda RX-8 Service Schedule

Not sure when your 2008 RX-8 is due for its next transmission service?

Why is Your 2008 RX-8’s Transmission So Important?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your RX-8’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 2008 Mazda RX-8 transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Mazda RX-8 transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that your RX-8 isn’t working at all.

Mazda Transmission Recommendations for 2008 RX-8s

Mazda recommends having your RX-8's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. First off, Mazda recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 2008 Mazda RX-8s at certain intervals with Mazda-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 2008 RX-8 up to Mazda-recommended standards. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

How Much Do Mazda RX-8 Transmission Repairs Cost

We do our best to keep Mazda RX-8 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 RX-8’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 2008 Mazda RX-8’s Transmission

  • 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. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Mazda tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small it is. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • How often does my RX-8 transmission fluid need to be checked? Maintaining your Mazda RX-8 transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. 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. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.