Transmission Services for 1988 Pontiac Bonneville

Why is Your 1988 Bonneville’s Transmission So Important?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Bonneville’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1988 Pontiac Bonneville transmission problems could include shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Pontiac Bonneville transmission trouble you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that your Bonneville isn’t working at all.

Pontiac Transmission Recommendations for 1988 Bonnevilles

Your Bonneville’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Pontiac. First off, the transmission fluid in your Bonneville should be exchanged regularly with Pontiac-approved fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1988 Bonneville up to Pontiac-recommended standards. 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 do our best to keep Pontiac Bonneville transmission repairs and services affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your Bonneville’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission 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 Pontiac Bonneville Transmission Q&A

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Pontiac? 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 Pontiac? 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 Bonneville’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Bonneville is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • Does my Bonneville's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Maintaining your Pontiac Bonneville transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your Pontiac's transmission fluid checked and replaced, but that timeline can vary depending on how your vehicle is used and your manufacturer’s recommendations. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Brake for Pontiac Bonneville Transmission Service

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1988 Bonneville, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.