Transmission Services for 1996 Oldsmobile 98

What’s the Importance of Your 1996 98’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. 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 98’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. Oldsmobile 98 transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. Let Oldsmobile 98 transmission problems linger and you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that your 98 isn’t working at all.

Oldsmobile Transmission Recommendations for 1996 98s

Oldsmobile recommends having your 98's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. Specifically, Oldsmobile recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1996 Oldsmobile 98s at certain intervals with Oldsmobile-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1996  Oldsmobile 98 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 diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Oldsmobile 98 Transmission Service Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Oldsmobile 98 transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your 98’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1996 Oldsmobile 98’s Transmission

  • What happens if I "ride" my Oldsmobile'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 Oldsmobile? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how light the load might seem. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your 98’s towing capacity. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • Does my 98's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Maintaining your Oldsmobile 98 transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. 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. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Show Your Oldsmobile 98’s Transmission Some TLC

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1996 98, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.