1988 Volkswagen Cabriolet Transmission Service & Repairs

Why is Your 1988 Cabriolet’s Transmission So Important?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Cabriolet’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1988 Volkswagen Cabriolet transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you ignore Volkswagen Cabriolet transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Cabriolet’s not even driveable.

Volkswagen Transmission Recommendations for 1988 Cabriolets

According to Volkswagen, your Cabriolet’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your Cabriolet should be exchanged regularly with Volkswagen-approved fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1988  Volkswagen Cabriolet transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your Cabriolet’s transmission, book 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 hard to offer affordable Volkswagen Cabriolet transmission repairs and services. 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 vehicle needs a fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1988 Volkswagen Cabriolet Questions & Answers

  • What happens if I "ride" my 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.
  • What can I tow in a Volkswagen? 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.
  • When should I have my Cabriolet's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? 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. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Take Time for Your Volkswagen Cabriolet Transmission

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1988 Cabriolet, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.