Transmission Services for 1998 GMC K3500

1998 GMC K3500 Maintenance Schedule

When is the best time to get transmission services for your 1998 GMC K3500?

What’s the Importance of Your 1998 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 tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’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 and a burning smell coming from under 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 1998 K3500s

Your K3500’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to GMC. For example, GMC recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1998 GMC K3500s at certain intervals with GMC-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1998  GMC K3500 transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. 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 K3500 Transmission Service Pricing

We work to keep the average cost for GMC K3500 transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your K3500’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1998 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. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a GMC? Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, 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. 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. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

Brake for GMC K3500 Transmission Service

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your K3500 today.