2008 Acura RL Transmission Service & Repairs

What Does Your Acura RL Transmission Do?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your RL’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 2008 Acura RL transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you ignore Acura RL transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your RL at all.

Acura Transmission Recommendations for 2008 RLs

According to Acura, your RL’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. For example, the transmission fluid in your RL should be exchanged regularly with Acura-approved fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 2008 RL up to Acura-recommended standards. 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.

How Much Do Acura RL Transmission Repairs Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Acura RL transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for 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 fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 2008 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. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for 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 weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • When should I have my RL's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 2008 RL’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system 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. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

Show Your Acura RL’s Transmission Some TLC

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 2008 RL, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.