1990 Volkswagen Passat Transmission Service

Service Schedule for 1990 Volkswagen Passat

Not sure when your 1990 Passat is due for its next transmission service?

What Does Your Volkswagen Passat Transmission Do?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. 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. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1990 Volkswagen Passat transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, a feeling of shakiness, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Volkswagen Passat transmission trouble you could see your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Passat’s not even driveable.

Volkswagen Transmission Recommendations for 1990 Passats

Volkswagen recommends having your Passat's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. First off, Volkswagen recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1990 Volkswagen Passats at certain intervals with Volkswagen-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1990 Passat up to Volkswagen-recommended standards. 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.

Volkswagen Passat Transmission Service Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Volkswagen Passat transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your Passat'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 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 1990 Volkswagen Passat’s Transmission

  • 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. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Volkswagen Passat? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Passat is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • When should I have my Passat's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1990 Passat’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. 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. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Take Time for Your Volkswagen Passat Transmission

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1990 Passat, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.