1989 GMC R2500 Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1989 GMC R2500

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1989 GMC R2500?

What to Know About 1989 GMC R2500 Scheduled Maintenance

You want your GMC R2500 to last as long as possible. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your R2500. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your R2500, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 1989 GMC R2500 maintenance schedule!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, GMC themselves. Depending on driving conditions and climate in your area (as well as other contributing factors, like your personal travel habits), your car’s scheduled maintenance needs may vary; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your R2500's life, increase your vehicle safety, and prevent common 1989 GMC R2500 problems.

Overview of Essential GMC R2500 Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1989 GMC R2500 for factory-recommended routine maintenance and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your R2500. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Could your 1989 GMC R2500 be ready for a new battery? If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and five years). Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your GMC R2500 battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your R2500 stranded. Your GMC R2500 won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can help your 1989 GMC R2500's engine run smoother. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1989 R2500. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1989 GMC R2500? We can help with that, too!

Maintaining your GMC R2500 steering and suspension system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide the appropriate GMC R2500 steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your GMC R2500's steering and suspension system.

If you skip recommended GMC R2500 services, you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your GMC R2500’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is your GMC R2500 radiator in need of replacement? We can take care of that. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1989 GMC R2500 maintenance.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

Questions About 1989 GMC R2500 Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 1989 GMC R2500. Get answers to common GMC R2500 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have GMC R2500 alignment checked? You know your GMC R2500 better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When does my GMC R2500 need high mileage oil? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older GMC R2500 engines.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my GMC? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your GMC R2500, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Maintain Your GMC R2500

Your GMC R2500 isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.