1998 Volkswagen Golf Transmission Service & Repairs

What Does Your Volkswagen Golf Transmission Do?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. 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. They're often easy to notice. 1998 Volkswagen Golf transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Volkswagen Golf transmission trouble you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your Golf at all.

Volkswagen Transmission Recommendations for 1998 Golfs

Volkswagen recommends having your Golf's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. First off, Volkswagen recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1998 Volkswagen Golfs at certain intervals with Volkswagen-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1998 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 keep your engine running at peak performance.

Volkswagen Golf Transmission Service Pricing

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 give your Golf a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1998 Volkswagen Golf Transmission Q&A

  • What happens when you "ride" your Volkswagen's brakes? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Volkswagen tow?   Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small it is. Defying your Golf towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Golf is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • How often does my Golf transmission fluid need to be checked? Caring for your Volkswagen Golf’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it 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. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Show Your Volkswagen Golf’s Transmission Some TLC

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.