Transmission Services for 1990 GMC K3500

1990 GMC K3500 Service Schedule

When is it time for 1990 GMC K3500 transmission service or repair?

What’s the Importance of Your 1990 K3500’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. 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 K3500’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, jumping or grinding during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to GMC K3500 transmission trouble you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that your K3500 isn’t working at all.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1990 K3500s

Your K3500’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to GMC. First off, your K3500 differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with GMC-approved products. Our technicians are trained to service 1990  GMC K3500 transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your K3500’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

GMC K3500 Transmission Service Cost

We work hard to offer affordable GMC K3500 transmission repairs and services. 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 count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1990 GMC K3500’s Transmission

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your GMC? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my GMC tow?   Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how light the load might seem. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your K3500’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your K3500 is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • Does my K3500's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Maintaining your GMC K3500 transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. 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. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Show Your GMC K3500’s Transmission Some TLC

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1990 K3500, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.