Press Release


ZF Services Always Supplies the Right Product for Transmission Oil Changes

  • Very high flexibility with passenger car oil change kits
  • Transmission oil also separately available in a 20 l barrel
  • Regular oil changes prevent premature wear

ZF Services has made its offer regarding oil change kits for automatic passenger car transmissions even more modular: As of now, the components for the transmission oil change can be ordered according to need. Until now, every kit contained seven liters of ZF transmission oil besides the required spare parts. ZF Services has expanded this product range to include a 20 l barrel of premium grade oil, to be ordered separately. The oil change kits work with more than 600 types of vehicles that have ZF automatic transmissions.

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ZF Services Always Supplies the Right Product for Transmission Oil Changes

From now on, workshops can purchase the components they need to change transmission oil even more in line with actual needs. The oil change kit now comes either with or without the suitable 7 l ZF-LifeguardFluid. Moreover, the transmission oil is also separately available in a 20 l barrel. This offer makes it possible to change the transmission oil quickly and affordably in more than 600 types of vehicles with 5 or 6-speed automatic transmission.

The complete packages for transmission oil change by ZF Services save workshops time and money: The individual part sets contain all the necessary line items for the oil change, from the filter to the seals and screws and on to the magnets and oil pans, along with seven liters of ZF-LifeguardFluid oil. Shops therefore no longer need to find and order the required parts individually but receive the full set of spare parts for a smooth change from a single source.

The right oil is essential to preserve the shift quality and service life of the mechanical components. All ZF transmissions are therefore filled with the semi-synthetic or fully synthetic premium grade oil ZF-LifeguardFluid: Under normal conditions, it lasts a vehicle's entire life cycle, but it can age prematurely in case of excessive loads – such as from frequent use of trailers or quick, sporty driving. Workshops should therefore recommend an oil change to this customer group after 80 000 to 120 000 kilometers or eight years.

Expertise in changing transmission oil
ZF Services remains a capable partner providing workshops with innovative products and practical expertise. So ZF Services assists these businesses with helpful tips for the professional use of its repair sets. Most importantly: To prevent damage to the transmission, always adhere strictly to the instructions of the vehicle manufacturer.

For example, the engine must not be run when there is no more oil in the transmission – also towing the vehicle must be avoided at all costs. Changing the oil pan requires particular precision: With the old pan, first loosen all the screws in the order specified to avoid distortion. This also applies in reverse when screwing on the new pan with its seal, and here you also must pay attention to the correct tightening torque. When refilling the oil, only use the ZF-LifeguardFluid matching the particular transmission – and without additives, as these change the chemical composition of the oil. Finally, the transmission oil level must exactly match the filling specification laid out. If it is too low, the transmission will be damaged. If the oil level is too high, the excess oil will leak from the transmission through the overflow when heated and may combust if it makes contact with hot parts, such as the exhaust system.

By carrying out professional oil changes, the workshop presents itself to its customers as a professional and forward-thinking service provider: Since wear to the automatic transmission has been minimized, it will last longer. Breakdowns and general malfunctions are to a large extent excluded. Similarly, shifting comfort once again returns to the level of a new vehicle. Furthermore, fresh transmission oil contributes to lower fuel consumption and, consequently, lower CO₂ emissions.

ZF Services Customers Save Time and Money
The special oil change kits for ZF transmissions allow workshops to perform this service quickly, efficiently and easily. Additionally, ZF Service Centers offer a Premium oil service for ZF transmissions, where oil pan, filter, and the oil itself are changed, and the mechatronics are checked.

Fitting and removal of the transmissions as well as the change of components are handled in the local workshop; the Service Center covers the repair of the transmission and, where required, provides the exchange units. In addition, the experts at the Service Center help with the diagnosis, offer transport service or – if necessary – provide service for the vehicle on-site. This way, the independent workshops can extend their service portfolio considerably.

ZF Services’ own locations are in Berlin, Darmstadt, Dortmund, Dresden, Friedrichshafen, Magdeburg, Minden, Passau, Saarbrücken and Stuttgart. Service Centers from private partners with the same service portfolio are in Delmenhorst, Fulda, Hamburg, Kassel, Köln, München, Nürnberg, Oberhausen and Weimar.


Fabiola Wagner

Head of ZF Services Communications

+49 9721 4756-110