1988 Volkswagen Vanagon Transmission Service & Repairs

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Automatic or manual transmission, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help. Schedule a transmission service or repair today.

What’s the Importance of Your 1988 Vanagon’s Transmission?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. 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. 1988 Volkswagen Vanagon transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Volkswagen Vanagon transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Vanagon’s not even driveable.

Volkswagen Transmission Recommendations for 1988 Vanagons

Volkswagen recommends having your Vanagon's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. For example, the transmission fluid in your Vanagon should be exchanged regularly with Volkswagen-approved fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1988  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 diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

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 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 count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1988 Volkswagen Vanagon Transmission Q&A

  • 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. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Volkswagen tow?   Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small. 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.
  • Does my Vanagon's transmission fluid need to be inspected? 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. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.
  • Can my Volkswagen Vanagon leak transmission fluid? Yes, your Volkswagen Vanagon can develop a transmission fluid leak. As your Vanagon ages, parts of the transmission system might wear out or break down, leading to a leak and possible transmission issues. Common causes of transmission fluid leaks include worn seals, a damaged transmission housing, a loose or cracked transmission pan, an overfilled transmission, or faulty transmission lines.
  • Who does Volkswagen Vanagon transmission repair? Look to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for Vanagon transmission system diagnostics and repairs. Schedule an appointment online today.
  • Can I drive my Volkswagen Vanagon with a transmission fluid leak? You should avoid driving with a transmission fluid leak. Your transmission system relies on transmission fluid to operate properly, and a leak may decrease performance, cause your Vanagon to overheat, or even lead to transmission failure.