2008 Pontiac Vibe Transmission Service

What Does Your Pontiac Vibe Transmission Do?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. 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. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 2008 Pontiac Vibe transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Pontiac Vibe transmission trouble you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your Vibe at all.

Pontiac Transmission Recommendations for 2008 Vibes

Your Vibe’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Pontiac. Specifically, Pontiac recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 2008 Pontiac Vibes at certain intervals with Pontiac-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 2008 Vibe up to Pontiac-recommended standards. If you think there’s something wrong with your Vibe’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

Pontiac Vibe Transmission Service Cost

We work hard to offer affordable Pontiac Vibe transmission repairs and services. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your Vibe a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2008 Pontiac Vibe Transmission Q&A

  • What happens if I "ride" my 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. 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 a moving trailer, no matter how small. 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 Vibe is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • When should I have my Vibe's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Maintaining your Pontiac Vibe transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. 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. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

Take Time for Your Pontiac Vibe Transmission

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 2008 Vibe, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.