1997 Acura SLX Transmission Service

1997 Acura SLX Maintenance Schedule

Not sure when your 1997 SLX is due for its next transmission service?

Why is Your 1997 SLX’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. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. Acura SLX transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Acura SLX transmission trouble you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that your SLX isn’t working at all.

Acura Transmission Recommendations for 1997 SLXs

Acura recommends having your SLX's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. First off, your SLX differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Acura-approved products. Our expert techs are familiar with 1997 SLX services and perform them according to Acura-recommended specifications. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

How Much Do Acura SLX Transmission Repairs Cost

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

Questions About 1997 Acura SLX’s Transmission

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Acura? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Acura SLX? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small it is. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your SLX’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your SLX is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • When should I have my SLX's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Maintaining your Acura SLX transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your Acura's transmission fluid checked and replaced, but that timeline can vary depending on how your vehicle is used and your manufacturer’s recommendations. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Show Your Acura SLX’s Transmission Some TLC

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your SLX today.