1985 GMC K2500 Suburban Transmission Service & Repairs

What’s the Importance of Your 1985 K2500 Suburban’s Transmission?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your K2500 Suburban’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1985 GMC K2500 Suburban transmission problems could include shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. Let GMC K2500 Suburban transmission problems linger and you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your K2500 Suburban at all.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1985 K2500 Suburbans

GMC recommends having your K2500 Suburban's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your K2500 Suburban should be exchanged regularly with GMC-approved fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1985 K2500 Suburban services and perform them according to GMC-recommended specifications. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

GMC K2500 Suburban Transmission Service Pricing

We do our best to keep GMC K2500 Suburban transmission repairs and services affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your K2500 Suburban's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1985 GMC K2500 Suburban Transmission Q&A

  • What happens if I "ride" my GMC's brakes? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a GMC K2500 Suburban? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how light the load might seem. Defying your K2500 Suburban towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. 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 K2500 Suburban's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1985 K2500 Suburban’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system 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. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

Take Time for Your GMC K2500 Suburban Transmission

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1985 K2500 Suburban, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.