1989 GMC K3500 Transmission Service

Take Time for Your GMC K3500 Transmission

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1989 K3500, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.

Why is Your 1989 K3500’s Transmission So Important?

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, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard 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 don’t pay attention to GMC K3500 transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your K3500’s not even driveable.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1989 K3500s

Your K3500’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to GMC. For example, your K3500 differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with GMC-approved products. Our technicians are trained to service 1989  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 diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

GMC K3500 Transmission Service Pricing

We work to keep the average cost for GMC K3500 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 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 car needs a transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1989 GMC K3500 Transmission Q&A

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your GMC? 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 I tow in a GMC K3500? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small it is. Defying your K3500 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.
  • Does my K3500's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Caring for your GMC K3500’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it 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.