1986 Chevrolet Chevette Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance for Your 1986 Chevrolet Chevette

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1986 Chevrolet Chevette?

Your Guide to 1986 Chevrolet Chevette Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Chevrolet Chevette and it'll take care of you. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Chevette. 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 Chevette maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1986 Chevrolet Chevette!

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, 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. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Chevette running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1986 Chevrolet Chevette problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Chevrolet Chevette Running Newer, Longer

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1986 Chevrolet Chevette for factory-recommended routine maintenance 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. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Chevette’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Could your 1986 Chevrolet Chevette 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). Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. 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 Chevette 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 Chevette stranded. Your Chevrolet Chevette could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can help your 1986 Chevrolet Chevette's engine run smoother. See Chevrolet's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1986 Chevette 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. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1986 Chevrolet Chevette? We can help with that, too!

Routine upkeep for your Chevrolet Chevette suspension and steering system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide the appropriate Chevrolet Chevette 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 Chevette's steering system with regular maintenance.

Without routine Chevrolet Chevette 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. 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 Chevette’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is your Chevrolet Chevette radiator in need of replacement? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1986 Chevrolet Chevette maintenance.

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

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

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

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Chevrolet Chevette? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I switch my Chevrolet Chevette to high mileage oil? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Chevrolet Chevette engines.
  • Can Chevrolet dashboard warning lights wait? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Chevrolet Chevette, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

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Your Chevrolet Chevette isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.