1996 GMC C3500 Transmission Service & Repairs

Take Time for Your GMC C3500 Transmission

Automatic or manual transmission, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help. Schedule a transmission service or repair today.

1996 GMC C3500 Maintenance Schedule

When is the best time to get transmission services for your 1996 GMC C3500?

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 your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount 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. 1996 GMC C3500 transmission problems can show up as 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 don’t pay attention to GMC C3500 transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that your C3500 isn’t working at all.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1996 C3500s

Your C3500’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to GMC. First off, the transmission fluid in your C3500 should be exchanged regularly with GMC-approved fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1996 C3500 services and perform them according to GMC-recommended specifications. 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.

GMC C3500 Transmission Service Pricing

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 check out your C3500’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1996 GMC C3500 Questions & Answers

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your GMC? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a GMC C3500? 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. 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 C3500's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? 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. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.