Transmission Services for 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon

What Does Your Volkswagen Vanagon Transmission Do?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Vanagon’s performance. They're often easy to notice. Volkswagen Vanagon transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, a feeling of shakiness, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Volkswagen Vanagon transmission trouble you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your Vanagon at all.

Volkswagen Transmission Recommendations for 1987 Vanagons

Volkswagen recommends having your Vanagon's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your Vanagon should be exchanged regularly with Volkswagen-approved fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1987  Volkswagen Vanagon transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. 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 do our best to keep Volkswagen Vanagon transmission repairs and services affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your Vanagon a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. 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.

Questions About 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon’s Transmission

  • What happens when you "ride" your Volkswagen's brakes? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. 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 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. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • How often does my Vanagon transmission fluid need to be checked? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1987 Vanagon’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 Vanagon Transmission

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your Vanagon today.