Transmission Services for 1998 Pontiac Grand Am

What’s the Importance of Your 1998 Grand Am’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. 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 Grand Am’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1998 Pontiac Grand Am transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. Let Pontiac Grand Am transmission problems linger and you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that your Grand Am isn’t working at all.

Pontiac Transmission Recommendations for 1998 Grand Ams

Pontiac recommends having your Grand Am's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. First off, your Grand Am differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Pontiac-approved products. Our technicians know how to service your 1998 Grand Am up to Pontiac-recommended standards. 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.

Pontiac Grand Am Transmission Service Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Pontiac Grand Am transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your Grand Am'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 repair, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1998 Pontiac Grand Am Questions & Answers

  • 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. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Pontiac tow?   Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how light the load might seem. 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 Grand Am is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • When should I have my Grand Am's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Maintaining your Pontiac Grand Am transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. A general rule of thumb is to have your transmission fluid checked and changed about every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, but that timeline can change if you're hard on your Pontiac. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Show Your Pontiac Grand Am’s Transmission Some TLC

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