Trans fluid change overkill?


#1

Is it overkill to change transmission fluid every 15k?



I ask because at my rate of driving it would only be a once-per-year ordeal and in my car (99 Accord) it’s a simple drain & refill operation.



I know it can’t hurt anything, but does the law of diminishing returns come in to play here?




#2

Unless you are towing a trailer, 15,000 miles is probably too often. Most of us would recommend 30,000 miles. I’ve been doing this since 1965, and the transmissions have always outlasted the rest of the cars!


#3

Yes, overkill, 30k is fine. Make sure you’re using the Honda-specified fluid, I understand they’re picky.


#4

How about 20k, for peace of mind? I want this vehicle to last me a long, long time.


#5

If it makes you feel, better do it(I do cost benefit now)-Kevin