1986 Chevrolet Astro Maintenance

Maintenance for Your 1986 Chevrolet Astro

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1986 Chevrolet Astro?

What to Know About 1986 Chevrolet Astro Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Chevrolet Astro and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, your Astro has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. There's no need to guess when it's time to get Astro maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1986 Chevrolet Astro!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Chevrolet, your vehicle manufacturer. Depending on driving conditions and climate in your area (as well as other contributing factors, like your personal travel habits), your car’s scheduled maintenance needs may vary; 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 Astro's life, keep you safer on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1986 Chevrolet Astro problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Chevrolet Astro

Bring your 1986 Chevrolet Astro to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services 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. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Astro. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1986 Chevrolet Astro. 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 Chevrolet Astro 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 Chevrolet Astro could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1986 Chevrolet Astro running newer, longer. See Chevrolet's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1986 Astro 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. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1986 Chevrolet Astro? We can help with that, too!

Routine upkeep for your Chevrolet Astro suspension and steering system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide the appropriate Chevrolet Astro steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Chevrolet Astro's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Chevrolet Astro services, 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 Chevrolet Astro’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Need a new Chevrolet Astro radiator? We’ve got your back. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1986 Chevrolet Astro maintenance.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

Questions About 1986 Chevrolet Astro Maintenance

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

  • When should I have Chevrolet Astro alignment checked? You know your Chevrolet Astro 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 Chevrolet Astro need high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Chevrolet Astro? 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 Chevrolet dashboard warning lights wait? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your Chevrolet Astro to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Maintain Your Chevrolet Astro

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