2016 Volkswagen Passat Transmission Service

What’s the Importance of Your 2016 Passat’s Transmission?

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. Volkswagen Passat transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. Let Volkswagen Passat transmission problems linger and you could see your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Passat’s not even driveable.

Volkswagen Transmission Recommendations for 2016 Passats

Your Passat’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Volkswagen. For example, your Passat differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Volkswagen-approved products. Our expert techs are familiar with 2016 Passat services and perform them according to Volkswagen-recommended specifications. 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 Pricing

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 check out your Passat’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2016 Volkswagen Passat Questions & Answers

  • 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. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for 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 it is. 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.
  • Does my Passat's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Caring for your Volkswagen Passat’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it 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. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

Brake for Volkswagen Passat Transmission Service

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 2016 Passat, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.