2002 Acura RL Transmission Service

Why is Your 2002 RL’s Transmission So Important?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. 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. 2002 Acura RL transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking on the road, 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 2002 RLs

Your RL’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Acura. For example, Acura recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 2002 Acura RLs at certain intervals with Acura-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 2002 RL services and perform them according to Acura-recommended specifications. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your RL’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

Acura RL Transmission Service Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Acura RL transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your RL’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 2002 Acura RL’s Transmission

  • 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. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your RL’s towing capacity. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • Does my RL's transmission fluid need to be inspected? 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.

Take Time for Your Acura RL Transmission

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