1989 Volkswagen Cabriolet Transmission Service & Repairs

What’s the Importance of Your 1989 Cabriolet’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount 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. Volkswagen Cabriolet transmission problems can present themselves as 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 find that you can't drive your Cabriolet at all.

Volkswagen Transmission Recommendations for 1989 Cabriolets

Your Cabriolet’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Volkswagen. Specifically, Volkswagen recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1989 Volkswagen Cabriolets at certain intervals with Volkswagen-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1989 Cabriolet up to Volkswagen-recommended standards. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Volkswagen Cabriolet Transmission Service Cost

We do our best to keep Volkswagen Cabriolet transmission repairs and services affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your Cabriolet’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1989 Volkswagen Cabriolet’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 I tow in a Volkswagen Cabriolet? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small it is. 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.
  • Does my Cabriolet's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1989 Cabriolet’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. About every 30,000 to 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your transmission fluid inspected and perhaps changed. Service intervals can vary depending on how you use your Volkswagen, so check with your technician first. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Take Time for Your Volkswagen Cabriolet Transmission

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