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What is the maintenance schedule for the 1986 Buick Century?
When it comes to your Buick Century, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With proactive maintenance, your Century could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Century maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1986 Buick Century!
The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Buick, your vehicle manufacturer. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Century running for longer, keep you safer on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1986 Buick Century problems later.
Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1986 Buick Century for factory-recommended routine maintenance and our technicians will jump right in 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. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Century’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.
Could your 1986 Buick Century be ready for a new battery? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Century 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 Buick Century battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Century stranded. Your Buick Century could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.
Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1986 Buick Century engine. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1986 Century. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1986 Buick Century.
Periodic service to the steering system in your Buick Century can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide Buick Century steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Buick Century's steering and suspension system.
If you skip recommended Buick Century services, 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 Buick Century’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Need a new Buick Century radiator? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1986 Buick Century maintenance.
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Take an active role in maintaining your 1986 Buick Century. Get answers to common Buick Century maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.