1998 GMC C3500 Transmission Service

1998 GMC C3500 Maintenance Schedule

When is the best time to get transmission services for your 1998 GMC C3500?

Why is Your 1998 C3500’s Transmission So Important?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your C3500’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1998 GMC C3500 transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to GMC C3500 transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your C3500’s not even driveable.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1998 C3500s

GMC recommends having your C3500's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. For example, the transmission fluid in your C3500 should be exchanged regularly with GMC-approved fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1998 C3500 up to GMC-recommended standards. 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 engine running at peak performance.

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 inspect your C3500's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your car 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.

1998 GMC C3500 Questions & Answers

  • What happens if I "ride" my 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.
  • How much can I tow in a GMC C3500? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how light the load might seem. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your C3500’s towing capacity. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • How often does my C3500 transmission fluid need to be checked? Maintaining your GMC C3500 transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. 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.

Brake for GMC C3500 Transmission Service

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