How often is it necessary to have transmission service done on a vehicle? Also, what sorts of questions should I ask the mechanic when I get this done? I’ve asked around about it, but the prices seem to fluctuate a bit too much. Sometimes it’s $90, sometimes it’s $130. I understand there are some instances where a filter needs to be replaced. Is that where the price difference comes from? If so, how necessary is it to change the filter.
I’m fairly mechanically inclined, but I just recently started to get involved with working on my own car. I’m not sure if a transmission service is something simple like an oil change, or something I could get away with doing on my own fairly easily.
Any input would help.