GMC Repair and Service

Key Guidelines to Enhance Your GMC’s Longevity and Performance


GMC is a trusted name in trucks and SUVs, delivering rugged reliability and exceptional towing capabilities. To ensure your GMC vehicle remains a reliable workhorse for years to come, consistent and thoughtful maintenance is essential. Below are some vital aspects to consider when planning your GMC’s upkeep.

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Crucial Ignition Components

  • Spark Plugs: Spark plugs in a GMC should be checked roughly every 30,000 miles. A worn or damaged spark plug can significantly impact your vehicle’s efficiency and power.
  • Ignition Coils: For the modern GMC vehicles equipped with electronic ignition systems, the ignition coils should be checked during routine service and replaced as needed.

Filters That Require Your Attention

  • Oil Filter: Considering the workhorse nature of most GMC vehicles, an oil and filter change is recommended at least every 5,000 miles or as specified by your vehicle’s manual.
  • Air Filter: To ensure your engine gets clean air for combustion, air filters should be inspected every 15,000 miles and replaced as necessary.
  • Fuel Filter: Regular fuel filter replacements can prevent contaminants from damaging your fuel system. Aim for a new fuel filter every 30,000 miles.

Additional Maintenance Aspects

  • Brake Pads and Rotors: Given the heavy-duty usage typical of GMC vehicles, frequent inspection of the brake system is vital. Replace pads and rotors as wear dictates.
  • Transmission Fluid: To keep your GMC’s transmission running smoothly, consider changing the fluid every 45,000 to 60,000 miles.
  • Coolant: Routine coolant checks are crucial, especially for those who use their GMC for towing or hauling. Replace as specified by your vehicle’s guidelines.

Essential Maintenance Tips for GMC Owners

  1. Read the Owner’s Manual: Your vehicle’s specific needs are outlined there.
  2. Regular Inspections: A quick monthly under-the-hood check can prevent small issues from becoming big problems.
  3. Specialized Service: Always opt for a service provider experienced in dealing with GMC’s unique specifications.
  4. Timely Updates: If your GMC has onboard computer systems, keep them updated to ensure optimal performance.

GMC Maintenance Checklist

  • Spark Plugs
  • Ignition Coils
  • Oil Filter
  • Air Filter
  • Fuel Filter
  • Brake Pads and Rotors
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Coolant

By following these maintenance guidelines, you can expect to prolong the life and maintain the efficiency of your GMC vehicle. When it comes to servicing, always choose a technician familiar with the GMC brand for best results.

GMC Auto Repair and Service at P.B. Foreign and Domestic Car Repair

We specialize in the repair and service of GMC automobiles, understanding their unique mechanical and electrical nuances. Our technicians are trained to provide top-notch service that matches the high standards set by GMC car manufacturers. Keep your GMC vehicle running optimally. Contact us online to schedule an appointment or give us a call at 1-858-270-1142.

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Jack Kreile
Jack Kreile
August 8, 2023

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I highly recommend them for all your car service needs.

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Diane Greene
Diane Greene
July 29, 2023

Dan, the mechanic is very skilled and honest. I highly recommend asking for him.

ira farnham
ira farnham
June 6, 2023

Great family owned business, run a cool father and son duo. I’ve been taking my cars here for over a decade.

I’ve come across 2 types of mechanics over the years: 1) fixes what needs fixing, checks everthing else out, tells the customer what to keep an eye on/expect in the future. 2) fixes what needs fixing and EVERYTHING else that it touches.

PB Foreign and Domestic is type 1) – straightforward, steady, and honest – which is why I keep coming back and I suspect it’s why the same guys have been working there for forever too.

Aran Osborne
Aran Osborne
April 9, 2023

Best service, best price, they do a great job and are honest! Family owned and operated. I will continue to take my car here. For regular oil changes and maintanance, George is awesome and everyone he employs, this place is great no complaints! Always will look at something if you have a concern like I did. Minor and didn’t Rip me off like most places would have.

Linda Gould
Linda Gould
February 19, 2023

I truly feel like I’m getting the service that’s required and not being upsold on things I don’t need. The price is always better than anywhere else I’ve looked and repairs done timely. They always call if the estimate given to me ends up being different, sometimes it’s lower and if it’s higher they clearly explain why and if it’s absolutely necessary or a recommendation. I trust them.

Jonathan Grannick
Jonathan Grannick
November 18, 2022

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T. C.
T. C.
May 3, 2022

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Mandy Anderson
Mandy Anderson
August 25, 2018

Porsche Cayman – my car was overheating so I had my car towed to PB Foreign and Domestic Car Repair. The team was able to repair my car ( I needed a new radiator and water pump) and they gave me very fair pricing. I will definitely come back for my preventitive maintenance.

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