1998 Volkswagen Beetle Transmission Service

What Does Your Volkswagen Beetle Transmission Do?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1998 Volkswagen Beetle transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Volkswagen Beetle transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Beetle’s not even driveable.

Volkswagen Transmission Recommendations for 1998 Beetles

Your Beetle’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Volkswagen. For example, your Beetle differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Volkswagen-approved products. Our technicians know how to service your 1998 Beetle up to Volkswagen-recommended standards. If you think there’s something wrong with your Beetle’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your ((about.manufacturer)) running for miles and miles.

How Much Do Volkswagen Beetle Transmission Repairs Cost

We work hard to offer affordable Volkswagen Beetle transmission repairs and services. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your Beetle'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 routine maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1998 Volkswagen Beetle’s Transmission

  • What happens when you "ride" your Volkswagen'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. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Volkswagen tow?   Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small it is. Defying your Beetle towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • When should I have my Beetle's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1998 Beetle’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 Volkswagen. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

Take Time for Your Volkswagen Beetle Transmission

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your Beetle today.