1986 BMW 524td Maintenance Schedule

1986 BMW 524td Maintenance Schedule

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1986 BMW 524td?

What to Know About 1986 BMW 524td Scheduled Maintenance

You want your BMW 524td to last as long as possible. With proactive maintenance, your 524td has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your 524td, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 1986 BMW 524td maintenance schedule!

BMW 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, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your 524td perform better, keep you safer on the road, and prevent common 1986 BMW 524td problems.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your BMW 524td

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1986 BMW 524td and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your 524td's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Could your 1986 BMW 524td be ready for a new battery? In general, car batteries only last three to 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. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your BMW 524td battery. 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 524td stranded. Your BMW 524td won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1986 BMW 524td engine. See BMW's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1986 524td in the chart at the top of this page. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1986 BMW 524td.

Routine upkeep for your BMW 524td suspension and steering system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, perform BMW 524td suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your BMW 524td's steering and suspension system.

If you fall behind on routine BMW 524td 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 BMW 524td engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is your BMW 524td radiator in need of replacement? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1986 BMW 524td 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.

1986 BMW 524td Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 1986 BMW 524td. Get answers to common BMW 524td maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my BMW 524td? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1986 524td is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my BMW 524td? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older BMW 524td engines.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my BMW? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your BMW 524td in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Get Work Done on Your BMW 524td

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine BMW 524td maintenance appointment today.