1989 GMC C2500 Scheduled Maintenance

What to Know About 1989 GMC C2500 Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your GMC C2500, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With proactive maintenance, your C2500 has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your C2500, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 1989 GMC C2500 maintenance schedule!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, GMC themselves. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your C2500 perform better, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and prevent common 1989 GMC C2500 problems.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your GMC C2500

Bring your 1989 GMC C2500 to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your C2500. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Could your 1989 GMC C2500 be ready for a new battery? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your GMC C2500 battery, and so can frequent short drives. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your GMC C2500 won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1989 GMC C2500 running newer, longer. See GMC's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1989 C2500 in the chart at the top of this page. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1989 GMC C2500? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your GMC C2500 can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide the appropriate GMC C2500 steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your GMC C2500's steering and suspension system.

If you skip recommended GMC C2500 services, you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your GMC C2500’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Need a new GMC C2500 radiator? We can take care of that. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1989 GMC C2500 maintenance.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

1989 GMC C2500 Maintenance Questions

Take an active role in maintaining your 1989 GMC C2500. Get answers to common GMC C2500 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have GMC C2500 alignment checked? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I switch my GMC C2500 to high mileage oil? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older GMC C2500 engines.
  • Can GMC dashboard warning lights wait? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your GMC C2500 in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Get Top-Notch GMC C2500 Maintenance Service

Your GMC C2500 isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.