1986 Chevrolet Astro Transmission Service

Why is Your 1986 Astro’s Transmission So Important?

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. 1986 Chevrolet Astro transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. Let Chevrolet Astro transmission problems linger and your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or discover that your Astro’s not even driveable.

Chevrolet Transmission Recommendations for 1986 Astros

According to Chevrolet, your Astro’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, Chevrolet recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1986 Chevrolet Astros at certain intervals with Chevrolet-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1986 Astro services and perform them according to Chevrolet-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your Astro’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Chevrolet Astro Transmission Service Pricing

We work hard to offer affordable Chevrolet Astro transmission repairs and services. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your Astro a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1986 Chevrolet Astro Transmission Q&A

  • What happens when you "ride" your Chevrolet'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. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Chevrolet tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Astro’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Astro is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • How often does my Astro transmission fluid need to be checked? Maintaining your Chevrolet Astro transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. 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 Chevrolet, so check with your technician first. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Take Time for Your Chevrolet Astro Transmission

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