1988 GMC S15 Transmission Service & Repairs

Why is Your 1988 S15’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 your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1988 GMC S15 transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you don’t pay attention to GMC S15 transmission trouble your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or discover that your S15’s not even driveable.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1988 S15s

According to GMC, your S15’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your S15 should be exchanged regularly with GMC-approved fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1988  GMC S15 transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your S15’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

GMC S15 Transmission Service Cost

We do our best to keep GMC S15 transmission repairs and services affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your S15 a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or repair, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1988 GMC S15’s Transmission

  • 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 I tow in a GMC S15? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small. Defying your S15 towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your S15 is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • When should I have my S15's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Caring for your GMC S15’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your GMC's transmission fluid checked and replaced, but that timeline can vary depending on how your vehicle is used and your manufacturer’s recommendations. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Show Your GMC S15’s Transmission Some TLC

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