1988 Honda Accord Transmission Service

Why is Your 1988 Accord’s Transmission So Important?

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. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. Honda Accord transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Honda Accord transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your Accord at all.

Honda Transmission Recommendations for 1988 Accords

Honda recommends having your Accord's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. For example, Honda recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1988 Honda Accords at certain intervals with Honda-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1988 Accord services and perform them according to Honda-recommended specifications. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Honda Accord Transmission Service Cost

We work hard to offer affordable Honda Accord transmission repairs and services. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your Accord a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1988 Honda Accord Questions & Answers

  • What happens when you "ride" your Honda's brakes? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Honda Accord? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small it is. 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 Accord transmission fluid need to be checked? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1988 Accord’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 Honda, so check with your technician first. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Brake for Honda Accord Transmission Service

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1988 Accord, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.