1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Scheduled Maintenance

Maintenance for Your 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider?

What to Know About 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Alfa Romeo Spider and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Spider. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Spider maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider!

Alfa Romeo knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Spider perform better, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and prevent common 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider problems.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Alfa Romeo Spider Running Newer, Longer

Bring your 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Spider's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider? If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and five years). There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Alfa Romeo Spider battery, and so can frequent short drives. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Spider stranded. Your Alfa Romeo Spider could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider engine. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1986 Spider. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Alfa Romeo Spider can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide Alfa Romeo Spider steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Alfa Romeo Spider's steering system with regular maintenance.

Without routine Alfa Romeo Spider maintenance, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your Alfa Romeo Spider’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Need a new Alfa Romeo Spider radiator? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider maintenance.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

Questions About 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider. Get answers to common Alfa Romeo Spider maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Alfa Romeo Spider? You know your Alfa Romeo Spider better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When does my Alfa Romeo Spider need high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Alfa Romeo Spider? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Alfa Romeo? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Alfa Romeo Spider, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Get Work Done on Your Alfa Romeo Spider

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Alfa Romeo Spider maintenance appointment today.