1996 GMC K1500 Suburban Transmission Service & Repairs

1996 GMC K1500 Suburban Maintenance Schedule

When is it time for 1996 GMC K1500 Suburban transmission service or repair?

What’s the Importance of Your 1996 K1500 Suburban’s Transmission?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your K1500 Suburban’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. GMC K1500 Suburban transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you ignore GMC K1500 Suburban transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that your K1500 Suburban isn’t working at all.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1996 K1500 Suburbans

Your K1500 Suburban’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to GMC. For example, GMC recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1996 GMC K1500 Suburbans at certain intervals with GMC-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1996  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 Cost

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 repair, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1996 GMC K1500 Suburban’s Transmission

  • What happens when you "ride" your GMC's brakes? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my GMC tow?   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? Maintaining your GMC K1500 Suburban transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. About every 30,000 to 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your transmission fluid inspected and perhaps changed. Service intervals can vary depending on how you use your GMC, so check with your technician first. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

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