1988 GMC K3500 Transmission Service

What Does Your GMC K3500 Transmission Do?

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 K3500’s performance. They're often easy to notice. GMC K3500 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 K3500 transmission issues you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that your K3500 isn’t working at all.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1988 K3500s

According to GMC, your K3500’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. First off, the transmission fluid in your K3500 should be exchanged regularly with GMC-approved fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1988  GMC K3500 transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. If you think there’s something wrong with your K3500’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

GMC K3500 Transmission Service Pricing

We work hard to offer affordable GMC K3500 transmission repairs and services. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your K3500'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 transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1988 GMC K3500 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. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a GMC K3500? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small it is. Defying your K3500 towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • Does my K3500's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1988 K3500’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system 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. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

Take Time for Your GMC K3500 Transmission

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