Transmission Services for 2008 Volkswagen Passat

What Does Your Volkswagen Passat Transmission Do?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose 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. 2008 Volkswagen Passat transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you ignore Volkswagen Passat transmission issues you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your Passat at all.

Volkswagen Transmission Recommendations for 2008 Passats

According to Volkswagen, your Passat’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, Volkswagen recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 2008 Volkswagen Passats at certain intervals with Volkswagen-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 2008 Passat services and perform them according to Volkswagen-recommended specifications. 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.

Volkswagen Passat Transmission Service Pricing

We do our best to keep Volkswagen Passat transmission repairs and services affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car 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 car needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2008 Volkswagen Passat Questions & Answers

  • 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.
  • How much can I tow in a Volkswagen Passat? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how light the load might seem. Defying your Passat towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. 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? Maintaining your Volkswagen Passat 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. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

Show Your Volkswagen Passat’s Transmission Some TLC

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 2008 Passat, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.