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How often should I service my 1996 Chevrolet Astro?
You want your Chevrolet Astro to last as long as possible. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your Astro has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. But how do you know what service to get and when? It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Astro maintenance. Just follow your 1996 Chevrolet Astro maintenance schedule!
The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Chevrolet, 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. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Astro perform better, keep you safer on the road, and prevent common 1996 Chevrolet Astro problems.
Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1996 Chevrolet Astro for factory-recommended routine maintenance and an expert technician will begin by performing 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 Astro's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.
Could your 1996 Chevrolet Astro be ready for a new battery? 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 Astro may need a replacement battery sooner. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Chevrolet Astro battery, and so can frequent short drives. 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. 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 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 help your 1996 Chevrolet Astro's engine run smoother. To learn how often Chevrolet recommends you have the oil changed in your 1996 Astro, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1996 Chevrolet Astro? We can help with that, too!
Routine upkeep for your Chevrolet Astro suspension and steering system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide Chevrolet Astro steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Components within your Chevrolet Astro's steering system require regular maintenance.
Without routine Chevrolet Astro maintenance, 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. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Chevrolet Astro cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is your Chevrolet Astro radiator in need of replacement? We’ve got your back. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1996 Chevrolet Astro maintenance and repairs.
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