Transmission Services for 2018 Volkswagen GTI

Why is Your 2018 GTI’s Transmission So Important?

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, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. They're often easy to notice. Volkswagen GTI transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. Let Volkswagen GTI transmission problems linger and you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your GTI’s not even driveable.

Volkswagen Transmission Recommendations for 2018 GTIs

According to Volkswagen, your GTI’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, Volkswagen recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 2018 Volkswagen GTIs at certain intervals with Volkswagen-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 2018 GTI up to Volkswagen-recommended standards. 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.

How Much Do Volkswagen GTI Transmission Repairs Cost

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 check out your GTI’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 2018 Volkswagen GTI’s Transmission

  • What happens when you "ride" your 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 my Volkswagen tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your GTI’s towing capacity. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • How often does my GTI transmission fluid need to be checked? Maintaining your Volkswagen GTI transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. 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. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

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 2018 GTI, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.