1988 Audi 80 Transmission Service & Repairs

Take Time for Your Audi 80 Transmission

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your 80 today.

What’s the Importance of Your 1988 80’s Transmission?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. They're often easy to notice. 1988 Audi 80 transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. Let Audi 80 transmission problems linger and you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your 80’s not even driveable.

Audi Transmission Recommendations for 1988 80s

Audi recommends having your 80's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. For example, the transmission fluid in your 80 should be exchanged regularly with Audi-approved fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1988 80 up to Audi-recommended standards. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

Audi 80 Transmission Service Cost

We do our best to keep Audi 80 transmission repairs and services 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 80’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 count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1988 Audi 80 Questions & Answers

  • 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. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Audi tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small it is. 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.
  • How often does my 80 transmission fluid need to be checked? Caring for your Audi 80’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. About every 30,000 to 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your transmission fluid inspected and perhaps changed. Service intervals can vary depending on how you use your Audi, so check with your technician first. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.
  • Can Audi 80 transmission fluid leak? Yes, your Audi 80 can develop a transmission fluid leak. As your 80 ages, parts of the transmission system might wear out or break down, leading to a leak and possible transmission issues. Common causes of transmission fluid leaks include worn seals, a damaged transmission housing, a loose or cracked transmission pan, an overfilled transmission, or faulty transmission lines.
  • Who does Audi 80 transmission repair? Look to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for 80 transmission system diagnostics and repairs. Schedule an appointment online today.
  • Should I avoid driving my Audi 80 if there is a transmission fluid leak? It’s not advisable to drive your 80 if it’s leaking transmission fluid. Your transmission system needs transmission fluid to function properly, and a leak can lead to significant problems, such as overheating or reduced performance. You might even experience transmission failure.