1996 Saturn SL Transmission Service & Repairs

What’s the Importance of Your 1996 SL’s Transmission?

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 small transmission issue can put a big dent in your SL’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1996 Saturn SL transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, a feeling of shakiness, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Saturn SL transmission trouble you could see your fuel economy decrease or discover that your SL’s not even driveable.

Saturn Transmission Recommendations for 1996 SLs

Saturn recommends having your SL's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. First off, the transmission fluid in your SL should be exchanged regularly with Saturn-approved fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1996  Saturn SL transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help keep your ((about.manufacturer)) running for miles and miles.

Saturn SL Transmission Service Cost

We work hard to offer affordable Saturn SL 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 inspect your SL's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1996 Saturn SL Transmission Q&A

  • What happens when you "ride" your Saturn's brakes? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Saturn tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small it is. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • Does my SL's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1996 SL’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your Saturn'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.

Show Your Saturn SL’s Transmission Some TLC

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1996 SL, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.