1991 GMC R3500 Transmission Service

1991 GMC R3500 Maintenance Schedule

Not sure when your 1991 R3500 is due for its next transmission service?

What Does Your GMC R3500 Transmission Do?

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, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your R3500’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 1991 GMC R3500 transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. Let GMC R3500 transmission problems linger and your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or discover that your R3500’s not even driveable.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1991 R3500s

According to GMC, your R3500’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your R3500 should be exchanged regularly with GMC-approved fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1991  GMC R3500 transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. 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.

How Much Do GMC R3500 Transmission Repairs Cost

We work to keep the average cost for GMC R3500 transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your R3500’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1991 GMC R3500 Questions & Answers

  • What happens when you "ride" your GMC's brakes? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my GMC tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small it is. Defying your R3500 towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your R3500 is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • When should I have my R3500's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1991 R3500’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. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Show Your GMC R3500’s Transmission Some TLC

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1991 R3500, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.