1989 Pontiac Safari Transmission Service

Why is Your 1989 Safari’s Transmission So Important?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right 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. 1989 Pontiac Safari transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Pontiac Safari transmission trouble you could see your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Safari’s not even driveable.

Pontiac Transmission Recommendations for 1989 Safaris

Pontiac recommends having your Safari's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. For example, your Safari differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Pontiac-approved products. Our technicians know how to service your 1989 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 engine running at peak performance.

Pontiac Safari Transmission Service Pricing

We do our best to keep Pontiac Safari 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 give your Safari a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1989 Pontiac Safari 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 I tow in a Pontiac Safari? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Safari’s towing capacity. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • How often does my Safari transmission fluid need to be checked? Caring for your Pontiac Safari’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. 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. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Take Time for Your Pontiac Safari Transmission

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1989 Safari, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.