1988 GMC R1500 Suburban Transmission Service

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Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your R1500 Suburban today.

What Does Your GMC R1500 Suburban Transmission Do?

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, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. They're often easy to notice. 1988 GMC R1500 Suburban transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. Let GMC R1500 Suburban transmission problems linger and you could see your fuel economy decrease or discover that your R1500 Suburban’s not even driveable.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1988 R1500 Suburbans

According to GMC, your R1500 Suburban’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. First off, your R1500 Suburban differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with GMC-approved products. Our technicians are trained to service 1988  GMC R1500 Suburban transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your R1500 Suburban’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

GMC R1500 Suburban Transmission Service Cost

We work to keep the average cost for GMC R1500 Suburban 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 check out your R1500 Suburban’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1988 GMC R1500 Suburban Transmission Q&A

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your GMC? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. 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 offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small it is. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your R1500 Suburban’s towing capacity. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • Does my R1500 Suburban's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1988 R1500 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. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.