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What is the maintenance schedule for the 1986 Buick Somerset?
You want your Buick Somerset to last as long as possible. With proactive maintenance, your Somerset has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. 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 Somerset maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1986 Buick Somerset!
This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Buick themselves. 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. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Somerset's life, keep you safer on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1986 Buick Somerset problems later.
Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1986 Buick Somerset 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. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Somerset's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.
Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1986 Buick Somerset. In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Somerset may need a replacement battery sooner. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Buick Somerset battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your Buick Somerset won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.
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 Buick Somerset engine. See Buick's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1986 Somerset in the chart at the top of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. 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 Buick Somerset.
Periodic service to the steering system in your Buick Somerset can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. 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 Buick Somerset 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 Buick Somerset's steering and suspension system.
Without routine Buick Somerset maintenance, you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). 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 Somerset’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Need a new Buick Somerset radiator? We’ve got your back. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1986 Buick Somerset maintenance.
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