1989 GMC C3500 Maintenance

1989 GMC C3500 Maintenance Schedule

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1989 GMC C3500?

Your Guide to 1989 GMC C3500 Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your GMC C3500 and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your C3500. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your C3500, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1989 GMC C3500!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by GMC, your vehicle manufacturer. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your C3500 running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1989 GMC C3500 problems in the future.

Overview of Essential GMC C3500 Maintenance Needs

Bring your 1989 GMC C3500 to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your C3500. 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.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1989 GMC C3500. If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and 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 C3500 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. Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty C3500) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your GMC C3500 could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1989 GMC C3500 running newer, longer. See GMC's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1989 C3500 in the chart at the top of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1989 GMC C3500.

Routine upkeep for your GMC C3500 suspension and steering system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, perform GMC C3500 suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your GMC C3500's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine GMC C3500 maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), 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 C3500’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Need a new GMC C3500 radiator? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1989 GMC C3500 maintenance.

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Stay ahead of maintenance for your 1989 GMC C3500. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your GMC today.

Take an active role in maintaining your 1989 GMC C3500. Get answers to common GMC C3500 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my GMC C3500? You know your GMC C3500 better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When should I switch my GMC C3500 to high mileage oil? If your GMC C3500 has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  • Can GMC dashboard warning lights wait? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your GMC C3500 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 Work Done on Your GMC C3500

Take care of your GMC C3500 and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.