1989 GMC Safari Transmission Service & Repairs

What’s the Importance of Your 1989 Safari’s Transmission?

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. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. GMC Safari transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. Let GMC Safari transmission problems linger and your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or discover that your Safari’s not even driveable.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1989 Safaris

According to GMC, your Safari’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, GMC recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1989 GMC Safaris at certain intervals with GMC-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1989 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 keep your engine running at peak performance.

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 rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1989 GMC Safari Questions & Answers

  • What happens when you "ride" your GMC's brakes? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use 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 light the load might seem. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Safari’s towing capacity. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • When should I have my Safari's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? 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. 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.