Transmission Services for 1988 GMC C3500

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Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1988 C3500, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.

What Does Your GMC C3500 Transmission Do?

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 small transmission issue can put a big dent in your C3500’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1988 GMC C3500 transmission problems could include shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. Let GMC C3500 transmission problems linger and you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your C3500 at all.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1988 C3500s

Your C3500’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to GMC. Specifically, GMC recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1988 GMC C3500s at certain intervals with GMC-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1988 C3500 services and perform them according to GMC-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your C3500’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your GMC running for miles and miles.

How Much Do GMC C3500 Transmission Repairs Cost

We work hard to offer affordable GMC C3500 transmission repairs and services. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your C3500’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.

Questions About 1988 GMC C3500’s Transmission

  • What happens when you "ride" your GMC's brakes? 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.
  • What can I tow in a GMC? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small. 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 C3500 is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • How often does my C3500 transmission fluid need to be checked? Caring for your GMC C3500’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it 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. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.