Transmission Services for 1985 Volkswagen Golf

What’s the Importance of Your 1985 Golf’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. 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. They're often easy to notice. Volkswagen Golf transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Volkswagen Golf transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Golf’s not even driveable.

Volkswagen Transmission Recommendations for 1985 Golfs

According to Volkswagen, your Golf’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. For example, Volkswagen recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1985 Volkswagen Golfs at certain intervals with Volkswagen-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1985 Golf up to Volkswagen-recommended standards. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your Golf’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 Golf Transmission Repairs Cost

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

Questions About 1985 Volkswagen Golf’s Transmission

  • What happens if I "ride" my 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 Golf? Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Golf’s towing capacity. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • How often does my Golf transmission fluid need to be checked? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1985 Golf’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. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Take Time for Your Volkswagen Golf Transmission

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your Golf today.