1986 Pontiac Bonneville Transmission Service

Why is Your 1986 Bonneville’s Transmission So Important?

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. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. Pontiac Bonneville transmission problems can present themselves 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 Pontiac Bonneville transmission issues your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that your Bonneville isn’t working at all.

Pontiac Transmission Recommendations for 1986 Bonnevilles

Your Bonneville’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Pontiac. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your Bonneville should be exchanged regularly with Pontiac-approved fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1986  Pontiac Bonneville transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. If you think there’s something wrong with your Bonneville’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Pontiac Bonneville Transmission Service Pricing

We work hard to offer affordable Pontiac Bonneville transmission repairs and services. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your Bonneville’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1986 Pontiac Bonneville’s Transmission

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Pontiac? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Pontiac tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. 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 Bonneville transmission fluid need to be checked? Caring for your Pontiac Bonneville’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 Pontiac, so check with your technician first. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Take Time for Your Pontiac Bonneville Transmission

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1986 Bonneville, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.