Transmission Services for 1996 Ford Contour

What’s the Importance of Your 1996 Contour’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. 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. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1996 Ford Contour transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Ford Contour transmission trouble your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that you can't drive your Contour at all.

Ford Transmission Recommendations for 1996 Contours

According to Ford, your Contour’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your Contour should be exchanged regularly with Ford-approved fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1996 Contour services and perform them according to Ford-recommended specifications. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your Contour’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

How Much Do Ford Contour Transmission Repairs Cost

We work hard to offer affordable Ford Contour transmission repairs and services. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your Contour’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1996 Ford Contour’s Transmission

  • What happens if I "ride" my Ford'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.
  • What can I tow in a Ford? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • How often does my Contour transmission fluid need to be checked? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1996 Contour’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system 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 Ford, so check with your technician first. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Show Your Ford Contour’s Transmission Some TLC

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1996 Contour, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.