1985 GMC C1500 Transmission Service

Why is Your 1985 C1500’s Transmission So Important?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. 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 C1500’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 1985 GMC C1500 transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you ignore GMC C1500 transmission issues your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that you can't drive your C1500 at all.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1985 C1500s

Your C1500’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to GMC. Specifically, your C1500 differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with GMC-approved products. Our technicians are trained to service 1985  GMC C1500 transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. If you think there’s something wrong with your C1500’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your GMC running for miles and miles.

GMC C1500 Transmission Service Cost

We work to keep the average cost for GMC C1500 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 C1500'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 repair, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1985 GMC C1500 Questions & Answers

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your GMC? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a GMC C1500? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small it is. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your C1500 is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • When should I have my C1500's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Maintaining your GMC C1500 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.

Show Your GMC C1500’s Transmission Some TLC

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