1988 Pontiac Sunbird Transmission Service & Repairs

What’s the Importance of Your 1988 Sunbird’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. They're often easy to notice. Pontiac Sunbird transmission problems can present themselves 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 Sunbird transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Sunbird’s not even driveable.

Pontiac Transmission Recommendations for 1988 Sunbirds

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

Pontiac Sunbird Transmission Service Cost

We work hard to offer affordable Pontiac Sunbird transmission repairs and services. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your Sunbird a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or repair, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1988 Pontiac Sunbird Transmission Q&A

  • What happens when you "ride" your Pontiac's brakes? 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 my Pontiac tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. Defying your Sunbird towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Sunbird is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • How often does my Sunbird transmission fluid need to be checked? Maintaining your Pontiac Sunbird transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. 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. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

Take Time for Your Pontiac Sunbird Transmission

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