1986 Audi 5000 Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance for Your 1986 Audi 5000

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1986 Audi 5000?

Here’s Why 1986 Audi 5000 Scheduled Maintenance Matters

When it comes to your Audi 5000, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With the right maintenance at the right time, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your 5000. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your 5000, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 1986 Audi 5000 maintenance schedule!

Audi 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; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your 5000's life, keep you safer on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1986 Audi 5000 problems later.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Audi 5000 Running Newer, Longer

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1986 Audi 5000 and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your 5000'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 Audi 5000? 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). Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your 5000 may need a replacement battery sooner. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Audi 5000 battery. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty 5000) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Audi 5000 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 help your 1986 Audi 5000's engine run smoother. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1986 5000. 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 can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1986 Audi 5000.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Audi 5000 can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, perform Audi 5000 suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Components within your Audi 5000's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Audi 5000 maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your Audi 5000 engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Audi 5000? We got it. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1986 Audi 5000 maintenance and repairs.

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 Audi 5000 Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 1986 Audi 5000. Get answers to common Audi 5000 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Audi 5000? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Audi 5000? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Audi 5000? 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 Audi dashboard warning lights wait? 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 Audi 5000, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Maintain Your Audi 5000

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Audi 5000 maintenance appointment today.