1996 Volkswagen Passat Transmission Service

1996 Volkswagen Passat Maintenance Schedule

When is it time for 1996 Volkswagen Passat transmission service or repair?

What’s the Importance of Your 1996 Passat’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, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. They're often easy to notice. Volkswagen Passat transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore Volkswagen Passat transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your Passat at all.

Volkswagen Transmission Recommendations for 1996 Passats

Volkswagen recommends having your Passat's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. For example, the transmission fluid in your Passat should be exchanged regularly with Volkswagen-approved fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1996  Volkswagen Passat transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. 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 hard to offer affordable Volkswagen Passat transmission repairs and services. 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 routine maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1996 Volkswagen Passat’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. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a Volkswagen? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Passat’s towing capacity. 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.
  • Does my Passat's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1996 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.

Show Your Volkswagen Passat’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 Passat today.