1986 Chevrolet C20 Suburban Scheduled Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1986 Chevrolet C20 Suburban

How often should I service my 1986 Chevrolet C20 Suburban?

Your Guide to 1986 Chevrolet C20 Suburban Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Chevrolet C20 Suburban, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With the right maintenance at the right time, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your C20 Suburban. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your C20 Suburban, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1986 Chevrolet C20 Suburban!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Chevrolet themselves. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your C20 Suburban perform better, keep you safer on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1986 Chevrolet C20 Suburban problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Chevrolet C20 Suburban

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1986 Chevrolet C20 Suburban for factory-recommended routine maintenance 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. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your C20 Suburban. 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.

Could your 1986 Chevrolet C20 Suburban 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). 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. 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 Chevrolet C20 Suburban 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 C20 Suburban stranded. Your Chevrolet C20 Suburban 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 help your 1986 Chevrolet C20 Suburban's engine run smoother. See Chevrolet's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1986 C20 Suburban 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. 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 Chevrolet C20 Suburban.

Routine upkeep for your Chevrolet C20 Suburban suspension and steering system 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 Chevrolet C20 Suburban 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 Chevrolet C20 Suburban's steering and suspension system.

Without routine Chevrolet C20 Suburban 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. 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 Chevrolet C20 Suburban engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Chevrolet C20 Suburban? We can take care of that. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1986 Chevrolet C20 Suburban maintenance.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 1986 Chevrolet C20 Suburban? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 1986 Chevrolet C20 Suburban. Get answers to common Chevrolet C20 Suburban maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Chevrolet C20 Suburban? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1986 C20 Suburban 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 Chevrolet C20 Suburban? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Chevrolet C20 Suburban? 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 C20 Suburban to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Maintain Your Chevrolet C20 Suburban

Take care of your Chevrolet C20 Suburban and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.