1990 GMC R3500 Maintenance Schedule

1990 GMC R3500 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1990 GMC R3500? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

1990 GMC R3500 Maintenance Schedule

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1990 GMC R3500?

Your Guide to 1990 GMC R3500 Scheduled Maintenance

You want your GMC R3500 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 R3500. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine R3500 maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1990 GMC R3500!

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, recommended maintenance usually includes services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your R3500's life, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1990 GMC R3500 problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your GMC R3500

Bring your 1990 GMC R3500 to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services 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 R3500. 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.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1990 GMC R3500? 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). Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your R3500 may need a replacement battery sooner. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your GMC R3500 battery, and so can frequent short drives. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your GMC R3500 won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can help your 1990 GMC R3500's engine run smoother. To learn how often GMC recommends you have the oil changed in your 1990 R3500, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1990 GMC R3500.

Periodic service to the steering system in your GMC R3500 can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide the appropriate GMC R3500 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. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your GMC R3500's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended GMC R3500 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 R3500’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Need a new GMC R3500 radiator? We can take care of that. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1990 GMC R3500 maintenance.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

1990 GMC R3500 Maintenance Questions

Take an active role in maintaining your 1990 GMC R3500. Get answers to common GMC R3500 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my GMC R3500? You know your GMC R3500 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 should I switch my GMC R3500 to 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 R3500 engines.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my GMC? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your GMC R3500 in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Get Work Done on Your GMC R3500

Take care of your GMC R3500 and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.