1990 GMC K1500 Transmission Service

1990 GMC K1500 Maintenance Schedule

When is the best time to get transmission services for your 1990 GMC K1500?

What’s the Importance of Your 1990 K1500’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1990 GMC K1500 transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to GMC K1500 transmission trouble your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that you can't drive your K1500 at all.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1990 K1500s

According to GMC, your K1500’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, your K1500 differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with GMC-approved products. Our expert techs are familiar with 1990 K1500 services and perform them according to GMC-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your K1500’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your GMC running for miles and miles.

GMC K1500 Transmission Service Pricing

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

Questions About 1990 GMC K1500’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. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a GMC K1500? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small it is. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your K1500 is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • Does my K1500's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1990 K1500’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your GMC's transmission fluid checked and replaced, but that timeline can vary depending on how your vehicle is used and your manufacturer’s recommendations. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Brake for GMC K1500 Transmission Service

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