1985 GMC K1500 Suburban Transmission Service

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Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your K1500 Suburban today.

What’s the Importance of Your 1985 K1500 Suburban’s Transmission?

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 tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1985 GMC K1500 Suburban transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. Let GMC K1500 Suburban transmission problems linger and you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your K1500 Suburban at all.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1985 K1500 Suburbans

According to GMC, your K1500 Suburban’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. For example, GMC recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1985 GMC K1500 Suburbans at certain intervals with GMC-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1985  GMC K1500 Suburban transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

GMC K1500 Suburban Transmission Service Pricing

We work to keep the average cost for GMC K1500 Suburban transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your K1500 Suburban’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1985 GMC K1500 Suburban Questions & Answers

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your GMC? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a GMC K1500 Suburban? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small. 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.
  • Does my K1500 Suburban's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Caring for your GMC K1500 Suburban’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. A general rule of thumb is to have your transmission fluid checked and changed about every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, but that timeline can change if you're hard on your GMC. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.