1988 GMC G3500 Maintenance Schedule

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1988 GMC G3500

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1988 GMC G3500?

Your Guide to 1988 GMC G3500 Scheduled Maintenance

You want your GMC G3500 to last as long as possible. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your G3500. 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 G3500, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 1988 GMC G3500 maintenance schedule!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, GMC themselves. 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 fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your G3500's life, keep you safer on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1988 GMC G3500 problems later.

Overview of Essential GMC G3500 Maintenance Needs

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1988 GMC G3500 and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your G3500. 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 1988 GMC G3500. In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your GMC G3500 battery. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty G3500) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your GMC G3500 won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1988 GMC G3500 running newer, longer. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1988 G3500. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1988 GMC G3500.

Periodic service to the steering system in your GMC G3500 can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide GMC G3500 steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your GMC G3500's steering and suspension system.

Without routine GMC G3500 maintenance, 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. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire GMC G3500 cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is it time to replace the radiator in your GMC G3500? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1988 GMC G3500 maintenance.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

Questions About 1988 GMC G3500 Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 1988 GMC G3500. Get answers to common GMC G3500 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my GMC G3500? You know your GMC G3500 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 does my GMC G3500 need 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 G3500 engines.
  •  Why are my GMC dashboard lights on? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your GMC G3500 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 Top-Notch GMC G3500 Maintenance Service

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine GMC G3500 maintenance appointment today.