Transmission Services for 1987 GMC R2500 Suburban

Why is Your 1987 R2500 Suburban’s Transmission So Important?

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 R2500 Suburban’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1987 GMC R2500 Suburban transmission problems could include shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to GMC R2500 Suburban transmission trouble you could see your fuel economy decrease or discover that your R2500 Suburban’s not even driveable.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1987 R2500 Suburbans

Your R2500 Suburban’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to GMC. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your R2500 Suburban should be exchanged regularly with GMC-approved fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1987 R2500 Suburban services and perform them according to GMC-recommended specifications. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your R2500 Suburban’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

GMC R2500 Suburban Transmission Service Pricing

We work hard to offer affordable GMC R2500 Suburban transmission repairs and services. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your R2500 Suburban'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.

1987 GMC R2500 Suburban 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.
  • 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 R2500 Suburban’s towing capacity. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • When should I have my R2500 Suburban's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1987 R2500 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. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Take Time for Your GMC R2500 Suburban Transmission

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