1985 GMC C1500 Suburban Transmission Service & Repairs

What’s the Importance of Your 1985 C1500 Suburban’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose 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. 1985 GMC C1500 Suburban transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you don’t pay attention to GMC C1500 Suburban transmission trouble you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that your C1500 Suburban isn’t working at all.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1985 C1500 Suburbans

According to GMC, your C1500 Suburban’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, GMC recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1985 GMC C1500 Suburbans at certain intervals with GMC-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1985 C1500 Suburban services and perform them according to GMC-recommended specifications. 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.

How Much Do GMC C1500 Suburban Transmission Repairs Cost

We do our best to keep GMC C1500 Suburban transmission repairs and services affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your C1500 Suburban’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1985 GMC C1500 Suburban Questions & Answers

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your GMC? 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 GMC C1500 Suburban? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small. Defying your C1500 Suburban towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • Does my C1500 Suburban's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Caring for your GMC C1500 Suburban’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it 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 GMC, so check with your technician first. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Take Time for Your GMC C1500 Suburban Transmission

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1985 C1500 Suburban, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.