1986 Volkswagen Vanagon Transmission Service

What’s the Importance of Your 1986 Vanagon’s Transmission?

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, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. They're often easy to notice. 1986 Volkswagen Vanagon transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore Volkswagen Vanagon transmission issues your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that you can't drive your Vanagon at all.

Volkswagen Transmission Recommendations for 1986 Vanagons

According to Volkswagen, your Vanagon’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. For example, Volkswagen recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1986 Volkswagen Vanagons at certain intervals with Volkswagen-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1986 Vanagon 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 Vanagon Transmission Service Pricing

We work to keep the average cost for Volkswagen Vanagon transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your Vanagon’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1986 Volkswagen Vanagon Questions & Answers

  • What happens if I "ride" my Volkswagen's brakes? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a Volkswagen? Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small. Defying your Vanagon towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • When should I have my Vanagon's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Caring for your Volkswagen Vanagon’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 Vanagon Transmission Service

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1986 Vanagon, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.