2018 Volkswagen Beetle Transmission Service

Why is Your 2018 Beetle’s Transmission So Important?

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. Volkswagen Beetle transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. Let Volkswagen Beetle transmission problems linger and you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your Beetle at all.

Volkswagen Transmission Recommendations for 2018 Beetles

Your Beetle’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Volkswagen. For example, Volkswagen recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 2018 Volkswagen Beetles at certain intervals with Volkswagen-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 2018 Beetle services and perform them according to Volkswagen-recommended specifications. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your Beetle’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

How Much Do Volkswagen Beetle Transmission Repairs Cost

We do our best to keep Volkswagen Beetle transmission repairs and services affordable. 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 vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 2018 Volkswagen Beetle’s Transmission

  • What happens when you "ride" your Volkswagen's brakes? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a Volkswagen? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small it is. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Beetle’s towing capacity. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • When should I have my Beetle's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Maintaining your Volkswagen Beetle transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. 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.

Show Your Volkswagen Beetle’s Transmission Some TLC

Automatic or manual transmission, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help. Schedule a transmission service or repair today.