1986 Chevrolet C20 Scheduled Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1986 Chevrolet C20

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1986 Chevrolet C20?

Here’s Why 1986 Chevrolet C20 Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your Chevrolet C20 and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your C20. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. There's no need to guess when it's time to get C20 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 C20!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Chevrolet themselves. 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; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include 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 C20's life, increase your vehicle safety, and prevent common 1986 Chevrolet C20 problems.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Chevrolet C20 Running Newer, Longer

Bring your 1986 Chevrolet C20 to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your C20. 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.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1986 Chevrolet C20? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Chevrolet C20 battery. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty C20) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Chevrolet C20 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 prevent premature wear on your 1986 Chevrolet C20 engine. To learn how often Chevrolet recommends you have the oil changed in your 1986 C20, 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. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1986 Chevrolet C20.

Maintaining your Chevrolet C20 steering and suspension system can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. 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, perform Chevrolet C20 suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Components within your Chevrolet C20's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Chevrolet C20 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!). Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Chevrolet C20 cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is your Chevrolet C20 radiator in need of replacement? We got it. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1986 Chevrolet C20 maintenance and repairs.

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

1986 Chevrolet C20 Maintenance Q&A

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

  • When should I have Chevrolet C20 alignment checked? You know your Chevrolet C20 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 should I switch my Chevrolet C20 to high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Chevrolet C20? 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 I ignore dashboard lights on my Chevrolet? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Chevrolet C20 in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Get Top-Notch Chevrolet C20 Maintenance Service

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Chevrolet C20 maintenance appointment today.