Transmission Services for 1988 GMC C1500

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 1988 C1500, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.

What Does Your GMC C1500 Transmission Do?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your C1500’s performance. They're often easy to notice. GMC C1500 transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. Let GMC C1500 transmission problems linger and you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your C1500 at all.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1988 C1500s

GMC recommends having your C1500's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. First off, your C1500 differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with GMC-approved products. Our expert techs are familiar with 1988 C1500 services and perform them according to GMC-recommended specifications. 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 engine running at peak performance.

GMC C1500 Transmission Service Cost

We do our best to keep GMC C1500 transmission repairs and services affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car 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 preventative maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1988 GMC C1500 Transmission Q&A

  • What happens when you "ride" your GMC's brakes? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a GMC? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small it is. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your C1500’s towing capacity. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • When should I have my C1500's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1988 C1500’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your GMC'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.