Transmission Services for 2008 Dodge Dakota

Take Time for Your Dodge Dakota Transmission

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

What Does Your Dodge Dakota Transmission Do?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. 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. Dodge Dakota transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore Dodge Dakota transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Dakota’s not even driveable.

Dodge Transmission Recommendations for 2008 Dakotas

According to Dodge, your Dakota’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, Dodge recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 2008 Dodge Dakotas at certain intervals with Dodge-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 2008  Dodge Dakota transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. If you think there’s something wrong with your Dakota’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your Dodge running for miles and miles.

Dodge Dakota Transmission Service Pricing

We work hard to offer affordable Dodge Dakota 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 Dakota a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2008 Dodge Dakota Questions & Answers

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Dodge? 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 Dodge? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. Defying your Dakota 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.
  • When should I have my Dakota's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 2008 Dakota’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your Dodge's transmission fluid checked and replaced, but that timeline can vary depending on how your vehicle is used and your manufacturer’s recommendations. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.