1996 GMC G3500 Scheduled Maintenance

1996 GMC G3500 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1996 GMC G3500? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1996 GMC G3500

How often should I service my 1996 GMC G3500?

Your Guide to 1996 GMC G3500 Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your GMC G3500 and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, your G3500 has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your G3500, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 1996 GMC G3500 maintenance schedule!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by GMC, your vehicle manufacturer. 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 oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your G3500's life, increase your vehicle safety, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1996 GMC G3500 problems later.

Overview of Essential GMC G3500 Maintenance Needs

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1996 GMC G3500 and our technicians will jump right in with 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 1996 GMC G3500. Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your G3500 may need a replacement battery sooner. 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. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! 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.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1996 GMC G3500 engine. To learn how often GMC recommends you have the oil changed in your 1996 G3500, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1996 GMC G3500.

Routine upkeep for your GMC G3500 suspension and steering system can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system 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. Components within your GMC G3500's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine GMC G3500 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. 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. Need a new GMC G3500 radiator? We’ve got your back. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1996 GMC G3500 maintenance.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

Questions About 1996 GMC G3500 Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 1996 GMC G3500. Get answers to common GMC G3500 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have GMC G3500 alignment checked? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I switch my GMC G3500 to high mileage oil? If your GMC G3500 has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  • Can GMC dashboard warning lights wait? 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 G3500, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

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.