Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Euclid,Ohio United States
Drives: 2013 Hyundai Sonata, 2008 Kia Rondo
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I never believe a fluid service that recommends waiting that long on an automatic. It costs less than $50 every other year for peace of mind. I will do 3 half fluid changes before I reach 100k miles. There is no user serviceable filter for this transmission. That's just one more reason why I try to change it at 30K. Last month, I did my wife's Optima transmission fluid for the second time. The magnetic plug was covered, once again, like the pictures above. One less thing to worry about.
At the rate of $195 per flush, I could afford to do $50 half changes every year and still be better off.
2016 Kia Soul +
Black Cherry w/ Black & Grey leather
2008 Rondo EX V6, 7 passenger (now my son's car)
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