1996 GMC C1500 Suburban Transmission Service

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 1996 C1500 Suburban, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.

What Does Your GMC C1500 Suburban Transmission Do?

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 C1500 Suburban’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1996 GMC C1500 Suburban transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you ignore GMC C1500 Suburban transmission issues your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or discover that your C1500 Suburban’s not even driveable.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1996 C1500 Suburbans

GMC recommends having your C1500 Suburban's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. First off, the transmission fluid in your C1500 Suburban should be exchanged regularly with GMC-approved fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1996 C1500 Suburban up to GMC-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.

GMC C1500 Suburban Transmission Service 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 car needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1996 GMC C1500 Suburban Transmission Q&A

  • What happens when you "ride" your GMC's brakes? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for 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 light the load might seem. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • How often does my C1500 Suburban transmission fluid need to be checked? Maintaining your GMC C1500 Suburban transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. A general rule of thumb is to have your transmission fluid checked and changed about every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, but that timeline can change if you're hard on your GMC. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.