1988 Volvo 245 Transmission Service & Repairs

Why is Your 1988 245’s Transmission So Important?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 1988 Volvo 245 transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. Let Volvo 245 transmission problems linger and you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your 245 at all.

Volvo Transmission Recommendations for 1988 245s

Volvo recommends having your 245's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. For example, the transmission fluid in your 245 should be exchanged regularly with Volvo-approved fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1988 245 services and perform them according to Volvo-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your 245’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Volvo 245 Transmission Service Pricing

We work to keep the average cost for Volvo 245 transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your 245 a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1988 Volvo 245’s Transmission

  • What happens when you "ride" your Volvo's brakes? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Volvo tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. Defying your 245 towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your 245 is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • How often does my 245 transmission fluid need to be checked? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1988 245’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system 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 Volvo, so check with your technician first. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

Show Your Volvo 245’s Transmission Some TLC

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