Transmission Services for 1988 GMC Safari

Why is Your 1988 Safari’s Transmission So Important?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1988 GMC Safari transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you don’t pay attention to GMC Safari transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Safari’s not even driveable.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1988 Safaris

GMC recommends having your Safari's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your Safari should be exchanged regularly with GMC-approved fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1988 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.

How Much Do GMC Safari Transmission Repairs Cost

We do our best to keep GMC Safari transmission repairs and services affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your Safari’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1988 GMC Safari Questions & Answers

  • What happens if I "ride" my 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.
  • What can I tow in a GMC? 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 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.
  • When should I have my Safari's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Caring for your GMC Safari’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it 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. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Brake for GMC Safari Transmission Service

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