Transmission Services for 1998 Saturn SL

What Does Your Saturn SL 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. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1998 Saturn SL transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you ignore Saturn SL transmission issues your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that you can't drive your SL at all.

Saturn Transmission Recommendations for 1998 SLs

According to Saturn, your SL’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, your SL differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Saturn-approved products. Our expert techs are familiar with 1998 SL services and perform them according to Saturn-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your SL’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Saturn SL Transmission Service Pricing

We work to keep the average cost for Saturn SL transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your SL’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1998 Saturn SL Questions & Answers

  • What happens if I "ride" my 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.
  • What can I tow in a Saturn? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, 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. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • How often does my SL transmission fluid need to be checked? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1998 SL’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 Saturn. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Brake for Saturn SL Transmission Service

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1998 SL, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.