1996 Oldsmobile 88 Transmission Service & Repairs

What’s the Importance of Your 1996 88’s Transmission?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your 88’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 1996 Oldsmobile 88 transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore Oldsmobile 88 transmission issues you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your 88 at all.

Oldsmobile Transmission Recommendations for 1996 88s

Your 88’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Oldsmobile. Specifically, your 88 differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Oldsmobile-approved products. Our technicians are trained to service 1996  Oldsmobile 88 transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. 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.

Oldsmobile 88 Transmission Service Cost

We work hard to offer affordable Oldsmobile 88 transmission repairs and services. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your 88 a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1996 Oldsmobile 88 Questions & Answers

  • What happens if I "ride" my Oldsmobile'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. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Oldsmobile 88? 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. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your 88 is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • When should I have my 88's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Caring for your Oldsmobile 88’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it 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 Oldsmobile, so check with your technician first. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

Show Your Oldsmobile 88’s Transmission Some TLC

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1996 88, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.