1988 Honda Prelude Transmission Service & Repairs

What’s the Importance of Your 1988 Prelude’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired 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 Honda Prelude 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 Prelude transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that your Prelude isn’t working at all.

Honda Transmission Recommendations for 1988 Preludes

Honda recommends having your Prelude's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your Prelude should be exchanged regularly with Honda-approved fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1988 Prelude up to Honda-recommended standards. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your Prelude’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

Honda Prelude Transmission Service Pricing

We work to keep the average cost for Honda Prelude transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your Prelude’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1988 Honda Prelude’s Transmission

  • What happens if I "ride" my Honda'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. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a Honda? Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Prelude’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Prelude is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • Does my Prelude's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1988 Prelude’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 Prelude Transmission Service

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