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Should I change the transmission fluid at a Nissan dealership?

My Versa SV is at 48k mile. I want to change the cvt transmission fluid. Nissan dealership quoted $299. Local mechanic quoted $189. Should I try to save money and go with the cheaper option? What is everyone's experience with changing this fluid at a random shop? Or should I not take a chance and just let the Nissan techs change it?
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My Versa SV is at 48k mile. I want to change the cvt transmission fluid. Nissan dealership quoted $299. Local mechanic quoted $189. Should I try to save money and go with the cheaper option? What is everyone's experience with changing this fluid at a random shop? Or should I not take a chance and just let the Nissan techs change it?
I would suggest that you let the dealer handle the fluid change. To do it correctly, it is a complicated procedure. The link below gives you some idea of how it is done. There are some posters on this board that have changed out the CVT fluid and apparently been successful. Sometimes its worth the money to have a job done at the dealership. I recently had my car in for an oil change, and the tech who worked on the car noticed that the serpentine belt was showing its age and needed to be replaced. I had already looked on Youtube to see how the job was done, it is a real pain, and decided to pay the price rather than spend two days trying to do the job laying on my back and taking half the front off the vehicle in order to get enough room to work.




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Well ..what was mentioned plus: you don't mention the year of you Versa but with 48k you may still have 12k left on the warranty. I sure wouldn't chance messing up the warranty to save $100.
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A VERY good point. With how often that trans breaks I'd be following all OEM rituals there to keep all warranty in place.
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I'm thinking that a "paper trail" of service at a Nissan shop might come in handy in case of a problem.
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Check prices at other dealers. Shouldn't be more than $240 to have the cvt serviced at the dealer. Not all dealers charge the same. Also gonin and get it in writing with a print out vs a phone call. Some service advisors are lazy and quote average price vs actually looking to see what your car really should cost. I ran in to that when I did the wife's rogue.
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I agree. Go to the dealer. They'll use the right fluid, machine, etc and have proof in their system that the change was completed. When I had mine done last year i brought in a $100 off CVT fluid exchange coupon from a dealer 45 minutes away and they honored it.
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I agree. Go to the dealer. They'll use the right fluid, machine, etc and have proof in their system that the change was completed. When I had mine done last year i brought in a $100 off CVT fluid exchange coupon from a dealer 45 minutes away and they honored it.
It tells a lot about their profit margin.
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