1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet Transmission Service

Why is Your 1987 Cabriolet’s Transmission So Important?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. Volkswagen Cabriolet transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Volkswagen Cabriolet transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that your Cabriolet isn’t working at all.

Volkswagen Transmission Recommendations for 1987 Cabriolets

Your Cabriolet’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Volkswagen. For example, Volkswagen recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1987 Volkswagen Cabriolets at certain intervals with Volkswagen-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1987  Volkswagen Cabriolet transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. If you think there’s something wrong with your Cabriolet’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

How Much Do Volkswagen Cabriolet Transmission Repairs Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Volkswagen Cabriolet 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 give your Cabriolet a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet Transmission Q&A

  • 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. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Volkswagen Cabriolet? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • How often does my Cabriolet transmission fluid need to be checked? Caring for your Volkswagen Cabriolet’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it 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. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Show Your Volkswagen Cabriolet’s Transmission Some TLC

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