1988 Chevrolet Corvette Transmission Service & Repairs

Why is Your 1988 Corvette’s Transmission So Important?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1988 Chevrolet Corvette transmission problems could include shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. Let Chevrolet Corvette transmission problems linger and your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that your Corvette isn’t working at all.

Chevrolet Transmission Recommendations for 1988 Corvettes

According to Chevrolet, your Corvette’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. For example, Chevrolet recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1988 Chevrolet Corvettes at certain intervals with Chevrolet-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1988  Chevrolet Corvette transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. If you think there’s something wrong with your Corvette’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Chevrolet Corvette Transmission Service Cost

We work hard to offer affordable Chevrolet Corvette transmission repairs and services. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your Corvette 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.

1988 Chevrolet Corvette 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 I tow in a Chevrolet Corvette? 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 Corvette’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Corvette is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • When should I have my Corvette's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1988 Corvette’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system 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 Chevrolet. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

Take Time for Your Chevrolet Corvette Transmission

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