1988 Volkswagen Golf Transmission Service & Repairs

What’s the Importance of Your 1988 Golf’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Golf’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1988 Volkswagen Golf transmission problems can show up 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. Let Volkswagen Golf transmission problems linger and you could see your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Golf’s not even driveable.

Volkswagen Transmission Recommendations for 1988 Golfs

Your Golf’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Volkswagen. For example, Volkswagen recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1988 Volkswagen Golfs at certain intervals with Volkswagen-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1988 Golf services and perform them according to Volkswagen-recommended specifications. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

How Much Do Volkswagen Golf Transmission Repairs Cost

We work hard to offer affordable Volkswagen Golf transmission repairs and services. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your Golf'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 fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1988 Volkswagen Golf Transmission Q&A

  • 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. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Volkswagen tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small. Defying your Golf towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • When should I have my Golf's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1988 Golf’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system 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. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

Brake for Volkswagen Golf Transmission Service

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.