1989 GMC C3500 Transmission Service & Repairs

Brake for GMC C3500 Transmission Service

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your C3500 today.

What’s the Importance of Your 1989 C3500’s Transmission?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1989 GMC C3500 transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you ignore GMC C3500 transmission issues your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that your C3500 isn’t working at all.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1989 C3500s

According to GMC, your C3500’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. For example, the transmission fluid in your C3500 should be exchanged regularly with GMC-approved fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1989  GMC C3500 transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your C3500’s transmission, book 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 to keep the average cost for GMC C3500 transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your C3500 a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1989 GMC C3500 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. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for 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 weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • 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. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.