1988 Buick Century Transmission Service & Repairs

Show Your Buick Century’s Transmission Some TLC

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

What Does Your Buick Century Transmission Do?

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. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1988 Buick Century transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you ignore Buick Century transmission issues you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Century’s not even driveable.

Buick Transmission Recommendations for 1988 Centurys

Buick recommends having your Century's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your Century should be exchanged regularly with Buick-approved fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1988 Century services and perform them according to Buick-recommended specifications. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your Century’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

Buick Century Transmission Service Pricing

We do our best to keep Buick Century transmission repairs and services affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your Century’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.

1988 Buick Century Questions & Answers

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Buick? 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 Buick? Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. Defying your Century towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. 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 Century transmission fluid need to be checked? Caring for your Buick Century’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 Buick, so check with your technician first. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.