2018 Subaru Outback Transmission Service & Repairs

Why is Your 2018 Outback’s Transmission So Important?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Outback’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 2018 Subaru Outback transmission problems could include 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 ignore Subaru Outback transmission issues your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that you can't drive your Outback at all.

Subaru Transmission Recommendations for 2018 Outbacks

According to Subaru, your Outback’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. First off, your Outback differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Subaru-approved products. Our technicians know how to service your 2018 Outback up to Subaru-recommended standards. If you think there’s something wrong with your Outback’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Subaru Outback Transmission Service Cost

We do our best to keep Subaru Outback 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 check out your Outback’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 2018 Subaru Outback’s Transmission

  • What happens when you "ride" your Subaru'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 Subaru? Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small it is. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Outback’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Outback is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • How often does my Outback transmission fluid need to be checked? Regularly checking and exchanging your 2018 Outback’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 Subaru'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.

Brake for Subaru Outback Transmission Service

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 2018 Outback, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.