Transmission Services for 1997 Acura RL

What’s the Importance of Your 1997 RL’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 1997 Acura RL transmission problems could include shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Acura RL transmission trouble your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that you can't drive your RL at all.

Acura Transmission Recommendations for 1997 RLs

Acura recommends having your RL's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. First off, the transmission fluid in your RL should be exchanged regularly with Acura-approved fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1997 RL up to Acura-recommended standards. If you think there’s something wrong with your RL’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

Acura RL Transmission Service Cost

We do our best to keep Acura RL transmission repairs and services affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your RL's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1997 Acura RL Transmission Q&A

  • What happens if I "ride" my Acura's brakes? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a Acura? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small it is. Defying your RL towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • How often does my RL transmission fluid need to be checked? Caring for your Acura RL’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. A general rule of thumb is to have your transmission fluid checked and changed about every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, but that timeline can change if you're hard on your Acura. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Show Your Acura RL’s Transmission Some TLC

Automatic or manual transmission, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help. Schedule a transmission service or repair today.