1986 Chevrolet Caprice Maintenance

1986 Chevrolet Caprice Maintenance Schedule

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1986 Chevrolet Caprice?

Your Guide to 1986 Chevrolet Caprice Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Chevrolet Caprice to last as long as possible. With proactive maintenance, your Caprice could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. But how do you know what service to get and when? Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Caprice, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1986 Chevrolet Caprice!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Chevrolet, your vehicle manufacturer. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Caprice running for longer, keep you safer on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1986 Chevrolet Caprice problems later.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Chevrolet Caprice

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1986 Chevrolet Caprice and an expert technician will begin by performing 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 Caprice. 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 Caprice? 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 Caprice 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. 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 Caprice won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can help your 1986 Chevrolet Caprice's engine run smoother. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1986 Caprice. 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 1986 Chevrolet Caprice? We can help with that, too!

Maintaining your Chevrolet Caprice steering and suspension 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! Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide the appropriate Chevrolet Caprice 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. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Chevrolet Caprice's steering and suspension system.

If you skip recommended Chevrolet Caprice 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!). 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 Caprice engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Chevrolet Caprice? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1986 Chevrolet Caprice maintenance.

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

Questions About 1986 Chevrolet Caprice Maintenance

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

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Chevrolet Caprice? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1986 Caprice 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 Caprice? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Chevrolet Caprice? 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? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Chevrolet Caprice 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 Caprice Maintenance Service

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