Transmission Services for 2012 Volkswagen GTI

Why is Your 2012 GTI’s Transmission So Important?

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, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your GTI’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 2012 Volkswagen GTI transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. Let Volkswagen GTI transmission problems linger and your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or discover that your GTI’s not even driveable.

Volkswagen Transmission Recommendations for 2012 GTIs

Your GTI’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Volkswagen. For example, the transmission fluid in your GTI should be exchanged regularly with Volkswagen-approved fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 2012 GTI services and perform them according to Volkswagen-recommended specifications. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your GTI’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Volkswagen GTI Transmission Service Cost

We do our best to keep Volkswagen GTI transmission repairs and services affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your GTI a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2012 Volkswagen GTI Transmission Q&A

  • What happens if I "ride" my Volkswagen's brakes? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a Volkswagen? 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 GTI’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your GTI is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • Does my GTI's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Maintaining your Volkswagen GTI transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. 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 GTI Transmission

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 2012 GTI, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.