1988 Mercury Cougar Transmission Service

Take Time for Your Mercury Cougar Transmission

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

What’s the Importance of Your 1988 Cougar’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, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 1988 Mercury Cougar transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you ignore Mercury Cougar transmission issues your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or discover that your Cougar’s not even driveable.

Mercury Transmission Recommendations for 1988 Cougars

According to Mercury, your Cougar’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. First off, the transmission fluid in your Cougar should be exchanged regularly with Mercury-approved fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1988 Cougar services and perform them according to Mercury-recommended specifications. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help keep your Mercury running for miles and miles.

How Much Do Mercury Cougar Transmission Repairs Cost

We do our best to keep Mercury Cougar transmission repairs and services affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your Cougar’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or repair, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1988 Mercury Cougar Questions & Answers

  • What happens when you "ride" your Mercury's brakes? 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 Mercury? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small it is. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Cougar’s towing capacity. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • How often does my Cougar transmission fluid need to be checked? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1988 Cougar’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 Mercury. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.