1990 GMC S15 Transmission Service & Repairs

1990 GMC S15 Maintenance Schedule

When is it time for 1990 GMC S15 transmission service or repair?

What’s the Importance of Your 1990 S15’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, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1990 GMC S15 transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore GMC S15 transmission issues you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your S15 at all.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1990 S15s

Your S15’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to GMC. First off, the transmission fluid in your S15 should be exchanged regularly with GMC-approved fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1990 S15 services and perform them according to GMC-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your S15’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

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 check out your S15’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1990 GMC S15’s Transmission

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your GMC? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my GMC tow?   Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your S15’s towing capacity. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • Does my S15's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Maintaining your GMC S15 transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. 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. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Show Your GMC S15’s Transmission Some TLC

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your S15 today.