1988 Audi 5000 Transmission Service

What Does Your Audi 5000 Transmission Do?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. They're often easy to notice. Audi 5000 transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Audi 5000 transmission trouble you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that your 5000 isn’t working at all.

Audi Transmission Recommendations for 1988 5000s

Audi recommends having your 5000's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. Specifically, Audi recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1988 Audi 5000s at certain intervals with Audi-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1988 5000 up to Audi-recommended standards. 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.

Audi 5000 Transmission Service Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Audi 5000 transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your 5000’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1988 Audi 5000 Transmission Q&A

  • What happens when you "ride" your Audi'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.
  • How much can I tow in a Audi 5000? Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your 5000 is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • Does my 5000's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Caring for your Audi 5000’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 Audi. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Show Your Audi 5000’s Transmission Some TLC

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1988 5000, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.