1989 GMC G2500 Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1989 GMC G2500

How often should I service my 1989 GMC G2500?

Here’s Why 1989 GMC G2500 Scheduled Maintenance Matters

When it comes to your GMC G2500, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With the right maintenance at the right time, your G2500 has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. 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 G2500, 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 G2500!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, GMC themselves. Depending on driving conditions and climate in your area (as well as other contributing factors, like your personal travel habits), your car’s scheduled maintenance needs may vary; 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 G2500 running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and prevent common 1989 GMC G2500 problems.

Overview of Essential GMC G2500 Maintenance Needs

Bring your 1989 GMC G2500 to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your G2500's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1989 GMC G2500? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your GMC G2500 battery, and so can frequent short drives. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your GMC G2500 won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can help your 1989 GMC G2500's engine run smoother. See GMC's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1989 G2500 in the chart at the top of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1989 GMC G2500.

Periodic service to the steering system in your GMC G2500 can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. 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, provide the appropriate GMC G2500 steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your GMC G2500's steering and suspension system.

If you fall behind on routine GMC G2500 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 G2500’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is your GMC G2500 radiator in need of replacement? We’ve got your back. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1989 GMC G2500 maintenance.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

1989 GMC G2500 Maintenance Questions

Take an active role in maintaining your 1989 GMC G2500. Get answers to common GMC G2500 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my GMC G2500? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1989 G2500 is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I switch my GMC G2500 to high mileage oil? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older GMC G2500 engines.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my GMC? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your GMC G2500, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Get Work Done on Your GMC G2500

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine GMC G2500 maintenance appointment today.