1998 GMC K1500 Transmission Service

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Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1998 K1500, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.

Service Schedule for 1998 GMC K1500

When is the best time to get transmission services for your 1998 GMC K1500?

What Does Your GMC K1500 Transmission Do?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. 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. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1998 GMC K1500 transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. Let GMC K1500 transmission problems linger and you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your K1500’s not even driveable.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1998 K1500s

According to GMC, your K1500’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, GMC recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1998 GMC K1500s at certain intervals with GMC-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1998 K1500 up to GMC-recommended standards. 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 Pricing

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 check out your K1500’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1998 GMC K1500’s Transmission

  • 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 it is. 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.
  • When should I have my K1500's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Caring for your GMC K1500’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. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.