1996 GMC K1500 Transmission Service

Service Schedule for 1996 GMC K1500

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

What’s the Importance of Your 1996 K1500’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’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. GMC K1500 transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. Let GMC K1500 transmission problems linger and you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your K1500 at all.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1996 K1500s

Your K1500’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to GMC. Specifically, GMC recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1996 GMC K1500s at certain intervals with GMC-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1996  GMC K1500 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 keep your GMC running for miles and miles.

GMC K1500 Transmission Service Cost

We work hard to offer affordable GMC K1500 transmission repairs and services. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your K1500's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1996 GMC K1500 Questions & Answers

  • What happens if I "ride" my GMC's brakes? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. 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 volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your K1500’s towing capacity. 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.
  • How often does my K1500 transmission fluid need to be checked? Caring for your GMC K1500’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. 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. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Show Your GMC K1500’s Transmission Some TLC

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.