2016 Volkswagen GTI Transmission Service

What’s the Importance of Your 2016 GTI’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your GTI’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. Volkswagen GTI transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Volkswagen GTI transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your GTI’s not even driveable.

Volkswagen Transmission Recommendations for 2016 GTIs

Volkswagen recommends having your GTI's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. First off, Volkswagen recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 2016 Volkswagen GTIs at certain intervals with Volkswagen-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 2016 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 keep your engine running at peak performance.

Volkswagen GTI Transmission Service Pricing

We work to keep the average cost for Volkswagen GTI transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your GTI'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 preventative maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2016 Volkswagen GTI Questions & Answers

  • 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.
  • What can I tow in a Volkswagen? Think twice before volunteering to tow a 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. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • Does my GTI's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Regularly checking and exchanging your 2016 GTI’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. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Take Time for Your Volkswagen GTI Transmission

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