1998 Volkswagen Passat 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. 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 Passat’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1998 Volkswagen Passat transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you ignore Volkswagen Passat transmission issues you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that your Passat isn’t working at all.

Volkswagen Transmission Recommendations for 1998 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 1998 Volkswagen Passats at certain intervals with Volkswagen-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1998  Volkswagen Passat transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. If you think there’s something wrong with your Passat’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

How Much Do Volkswagen Passat Transmission Repairs Cost

We do our best to keep Volkswagen Passat transmission repairs and services 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 fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1998 Volkswagen Passat’s Transmission

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Volkswagen? 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 I tow in a Volkswagen Passat? Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Passat’s towing capacity. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • Does my Passat's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1998 Passat’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. A general rule of thumb is to have your transmission fluid checked and changed about every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, but that timeline can change if you're hard on your Volkswagen. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

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 1998 Passat, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.