Transmission Services for 2017 Volkswagen Passat

What Does Your Volkswagen Passat Transmission Do?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. 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. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. Volkswagen Passat transmission problems can present themselves as 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 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 2017 Passats

According to Volkswagen, your Passat’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. For example, Volkswagen recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 2017 Volkswagen Passats at certain intervals with Volkswagen-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 2017 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 diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Volkswagen Passat Transmission Service Pricing

We work to keep the average cost for Volkswagen Passat transmission fluid changes and repairs 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 vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 2017 Volkswagen Passat’s Transmission

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Volkswagen? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Volkswagen tow?   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 2017 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. 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 2017 Passat, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.