Transmission Services for 1988 Pontiac Grand Prix

Why is Your 1988 Grand Prix’s Transmission So Important?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1988 Pontiac Grand Prix transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. Let Pontiac Grand Prix transmission problems linger and you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Grand Prix’s not even driveable.

Pontiac Transmission Recommendations for 1988 Grand Prixs

Your Grand Prix’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Pontiac. For example, the transmission fluid in your Grand Prix should be exchanged regularly with Pontiac-approved fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1988 Grand Prix 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 Prix Transmission Service Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Pontiac Grand Prix transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your Grand Prix a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1988 Pontiac Grand Prix 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. 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 volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. Defying your Grand Prix towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • When should I have my Grand Prix's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1988 Grand Prix’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system 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 Grand Prix Transmission

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