1988 GMC R2500 Suburban Transmission Service

What’s the Importance of Your 1988 R2500 Suburban’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. 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 R2500 Suburban transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. Let GMC R2500 Suburban transmission problems linger and you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that your R2500 Suburban isn’t working at all.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1988 R2500 Suburbans

Your R2500 Suburban’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to GMC. Specifically, GMC recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1988 GMC R2500 Suburbans at certain intervals with GMC-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1988 R2500 Suburban up to GMC-recommended standards. 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 R2500 Suburban Transmission Service Pricing

We work hard to offer affordable GMC R2500 Suburban transmission repairs and services. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your R2500 Suburban a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. 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.

1988 GMC R2500 Suburban Questions & Answers

  • What happens if I "ride" my GMC's brakes? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my GMC tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your R2500 Suburban’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your R2500 Suburban is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • How often does my R2500 Suburban transmission fluid need to be checked? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1988 R2500 Suburban’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. 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. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

Show Your GMC R2500 Suburban’s Transmission Some TLC

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1988 R2500 Suburban, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.