2018 Volkswagen Passat Transmission Service

What’s the Importance of Your 2018 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, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Passat’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. Volkswagen Passat transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you ignore Volkswagen Passat transmission issues your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that you can't drive your Passat at all.

Volkswagen Transmission Recommendations for 2018 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 technicians are trained to service 2018  Volkswagen Passat transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your Passat’s transmission, book 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 work to keep the average cost for Volkswagen Passat transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for 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 rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2018 Volkswagen Passat Transmission Q&A

  • 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. 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 your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small. 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. About every 30,000 to 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your transmission fluid inspected and perhaps changed. Service intervals can vary depending on how you use your Volkswagen, so check with your technician first. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Brake for Volkswagen Passat Transmission Service

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 2018 Passat, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.