1998 Honda Civic Transmission Service

What Does Your Honda Civic Transmission Do?

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, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Civic’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 1998 Honda Civic transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking on the road, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you ignore Honda Civic transmission issues you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Civic’s not even driveable.

Honda Transmission Recommendations for 1998 Civics

Honda recommends having your Civic's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. For example, the transmission fluid in your Civic should be exchanged regularly with Honda-approved fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1998 Civic 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 keep your engine running at peak performance.

Honda Civic Transmission Service Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Honda Civic transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your Civic's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1998 Honda Civic Transmission Q&A

  • 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. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Honda tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Civic’s towing capacity. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • Does my Civic's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1998 Civic’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 Honda. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Take Time for Your Honda Civic Transmission

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