1986 Chevrolet Corvette Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance for Your 1986 Chevrolet Corvette

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1986 Chevrolet Corvette?

What to Know About 1986 Chevrolet Corvette Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Chevrolet Corvette to last as long as possible. With the right maintenance at the right time, your Corvette 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 Corvette maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1986 Chevrolet Corvette!

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. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Corvette perform better, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and prevent common 1986 Chevrolet Corvette problems.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Chevrolet Corvette Running Newer, Longer

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1986 Chevrolet Corvette 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 Corvette. 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.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1986 Chevrolet Corvette. Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Corvette may need a replacement battery sooner. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Chevrolet Corvette 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 Corvette stranded. Your Chevrolet Corvette 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 support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1986 Chevrolet Corvette running newer, longer. See Chevrolet's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1986 Corvette 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 Corvette? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Chevrolet Corvette can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. 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 Corvette 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. Components within your Chevrolet Corvette's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Chevrolet Corvette services, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Chevrolet Corvette cooling, heating, and climate control system. Need a new Chevrolet Corvette radiator? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1986 Chevrolet Corvette maintenance and repairs.

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

Questions About 1986 Chevrolet Corvette Maintenance

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

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Chevrolet Corvette? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1986 Corvette is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When does my Chevrolet Corvette need 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 Corvette engines.
  • Can Chevrolet dashboard warning lights wait? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Chevrolet Corvette 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 Corvette Maintenance Service

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