1998 GMC Safari Transmission Service & Repairs

1998 GMC Safari Maintenance Schedule

Not sure when your 1998 Safari is due for its next transmission service?

What’s the Importance of Your 1998 Safari’s Transmission?

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 small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Safari’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. GMC Safari transmission problems can present themselves as 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 Safari transmission trouble your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or discover that your Safari’s not even driveable.

GMC Transmission Recommendations for 1998 Safaris

Your Safari’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to GMC. First off, your Safari differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with GMC-approved products. Our expert techs are familiar with 1998 Safari services and perform them according to GMC-recommended specifications. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

How Much Do GMC Safari Transmission Repairs Cost

We work to keep the average cost for GMC Safari transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your Safari's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1998 GMC Safari Questions & Answers

  • 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. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to 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 it is. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. 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.
  • Does my Safari's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Maintaining your GMC Safari transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. 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. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Take Time for Your GMC Safari Transmission

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.