1986 Buick Skyhawk Transmission Service & Repairs

Take Time for Your Buick Skyhawk Transmission

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

What’s the Importance of Your 1986 Skyhawk’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. 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. 1986 Buick Skyhawk transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, a feeling of shakiness, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you ignore Buick Skyhawk transmission issues you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that your Skyhawk isn’t working at all.

Buick Transmission Recommendations for 1986 Skyhawks

Buick recommends having your Skyhawk's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. Specifically, your Skyhawk differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Buick-approved products. Our technicians are trained to service 1986  Buick Skyhawk transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your Skyhawk’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Buick Skyhawk Transmission Service Pricing

We do our best to keep Buick Skyhawk 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 inspect your Skyhawk's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your car 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.

1986 Buick Skyhawk Transmission Q&A

  • What happens when you "ride" your Buick's brakes? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Buick tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Skyhawk’s towing capacity. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • Does my Skyhawk's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Caring for your Buick Skyhawk’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 Buick. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.