2017 Volkswagen Beetle Transmission Service

Why is Your 2017 Beetle’s Transmission So Important?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. Volkswagen Beetle transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. Let Volkswagen Beetle transmission problems linger and your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that you can't drive your Beetle at all.

Volkswagen Transmission Recommendations for 2017 Beetles

According to Volkswagen, your Beetle’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, Volkswagen recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 2017 Volkswagen Beetles at certain intervals with Volkswagen-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 2017 Beetle services and perform them according to Volkswagen-recommended specifications. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

Volkswagen Beetle Transmission Service Pricing

We do our best to keep Volkswagen Beetle transmission repairs and services affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your Beetle a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2017 Volkswagen Beetle Transmission Q&A

  • What happens when you "ride" your Volkswagen's brakes? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Volkswagen Beetle? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Beetle’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Beetle is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • Does my Beetle's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Regularly checking and exchanging your 2017 Beetle’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 Volkswagen'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 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.