1986 GMC Safari Transmission Service & Repairs

Take Time for Your GMC Safari Transmission

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1986 Safari, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.

Why is Your 1986 Safari’s Transmission So Important?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. They're often easy to notice. GMC Safari transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore GMC Safari transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your Safari at all.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1986 Safaris

Your Safari’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to GMC. For example, GMC recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1986 GMC Safaris at certain intervals with GMC-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1986 Safari services and perform them according to GMC-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your Safari’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

GMC Safari Transmission Service Cost

We work hard to offer affordable GMC Safari transmission repairs and services. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your Safari a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1986 GMC Safari Questions & Answers

  • What happens when you "ride" your GMC's brakes? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a GMC? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small it is. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Safari’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Safari is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • How often does my Safari transmission fluid need to be checked? Maintaining your GMC Safari 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.