1989 Volvo 245 Transmission Service & Repairs

Why is Your 1989 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 small transmission issue can put a big dent in your 245’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 1989 Volvo 245 transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Volvo 245 transmission trouble your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or discover that your 245’s not even driveable.

Volvo Transmission Recommendations for 1989 245s

According to Volvo, your 245’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, Volvo recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1989 Volvo 245s at certain intervals with Volvo-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1989  Volvo 245 transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your 245’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Volvo 245 Transmission Service Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Volvo 245 transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car 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 routine maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1989 Volvo 245’s Transmission

  • What happens if I "ride" my Volvo's brakes? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Volvo 245? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how light the load might seem. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your 245’s towing capacity. 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.
  • When should I have my 245's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Maintaining your Volvo 245 transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your Volvo'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.

Take Time for Your Volvo 245 Transmission

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your 245 today.