Hello, I have 2 questions regarding my 2013 Mazda 3: I took it to the dealership for some factory recall repairs and they did an evaluation on my car and recommended some things to be done. I don’t know what to do about a couple of the recommendations:
Transmission Fluid Change ??: Dealership said transmission fluid is dirty and needs changing, also said that it had a “burnt” smell to it. A mechanic at another shop told me if a car has over 100,000 miles on it and never had the transmission fluid changed before (which is the case with me) they would not change it as it could screw up my transmission. So, what do I do - Don’t change it or change it? My mileage is about 102,000 miles.
Struts Replaced: Dealership said passenger strut was leaking and recommended getting both replaced. The cost would be about 980.00 (my question is - is that a fair price).??
Thank you so much, I appreciate your expert advice.