1988 Pontiac Firebird Transmission Service & Repairs

What Does Your Pontiac Firebird Transmission Do?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1988 Pontiac Firebird transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore Pontiac Firebird transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your Firebird at all.

Pontiac Transmission Recommendations for 1988 Firebirds

Pontiac recommends having your Firebird's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. For example, the transmission fluid in your Firebird should be exchanged regularly with Pontiac-approved fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1988 Firebird up to Pontiac-recommended standards. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your Firebird’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your ((about.manufacturer)) running for miles and miles.

Pontiac Firebird Transmission Service Pricing

We work to keep the average cost for Pontiac Firebird transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your Firebird's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. 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.

1988 Pontiac Firebird 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. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Pontiac Firebird? 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 Firebird’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Firebird is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • When should I have my Firebird's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Maintaining your Pontiac Firebird 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.

Take Time for Your Pontiac Firebird Transmission

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your Firebird today.