2008 Volvo S40 Transmission Service

What’s the Importance of Your 2008 S40’s Transmission?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. 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 S40’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 2008 Volvo S40 transmission problems can show up as 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 don’t pay attention to Volvo S40 transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your S40 at all.

Volvo Transmission Recommendations for 2008 S40s

Volvo recommends having your S40's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. First off, Volvo recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 2008 Volvo S40s at certain intervals with Volvo-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 2008 S40 up to Volvo-recommended standards. 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.

Volvo S40 Transmission Service Pricing

We work to keep the average cost for Volvo S40 transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your S40's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2008 Volvo S40 Transmission Q&A

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Volvo? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a Volvo? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small it is. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your S40’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your S40 is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • Does my S40's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Maintaining your Volvo S40 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. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Take Time for Your Volvo S40 Transmission

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