2012 Audi A3 Transmission Service & Repairs

What’s the Importance of Your 2012 A3’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. 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 A3’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 2012 Audi A3 transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Audi A3 transmission trouble you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your A3 at all.

Audi Transmission Recommendations for 2012 A3s

According to Audi, your A3’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. For example, the transmission fluid in your A3 should be exchanged regularly with Audi-approved fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 2012 A3 services and perform them according to Audi-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your A3’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

How Much Do Audi A3 Transmission Repairs Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Audi A3 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 A3’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2012 Audi A3 Transmission Q&A

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Audi? 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 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.
  • Does my A3's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Caring for your Audi A3’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your Audi'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 Audi A3’s Transmission Some TLC

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