1988 Pontiac Safari Transmission Service & Repairs

What Does Your Pontiac Safari Transmission Do?

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, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. Pontiac Safari transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you ignore Pontiac Safari transmission issues you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that your Safari isn’t working at all.

Pontiac Transmission Recommendations for 1988 Safaris

According to Pontiac, your Safari’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your Safari should be exchanged regularly with Pontiac-approved fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1988 Safari up to Pontiac-recommended standards. If you think there’s something wrong with your Safari’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your ((about.manufacturer)) running for miles and miles.

Pontiac Safari Transmission Service Pricing

We work to keep the average cost for Pontiac Safari 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 Safari's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your vehicle 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 Safari Transmission Q&A

  • What happens when you "ride" your Pontiac's brakes? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Pontiac Safari? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Safari’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Safari is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • How often does my Safari transmission fluid need to be checked? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1988 Safari’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. 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.

Take Time for Your Pontiac Safari Transmission

Automatic or manual transmission, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help. Schedule a transmission service or repair today.