1986 Dodge Diplomat Maintenance

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Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1986 Dodge Diplomat

How often should I service my 1986 Dodge Diplomat?

Your Guide to 1986 Dodge Diplomat Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Dodge Diplomat, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With the right maintenance at the right time, your Diplomat could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. But how do you know what service to get and when? There's no need to guess when it's time to get Diplomat maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1986 Dodge Diplomat!

Dodge knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. 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, recommended maintenance usually includes services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Diplomat running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1986 Dodge Diplomat problems later.

Overview of Essential Dodge Diplomat Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1986 Dodge Diplomat for factory-recommended routine maintenance and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Diplomat’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1986 Dodge Diplomat. 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. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Dodge Diplomat 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. 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 Dodge Diplomat won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can help your 1986 Dodge Diplomat's engine run smoother. See Dodge's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1986 Diplomat in the chart at the top of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1986 Dodge Diplomat.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Dodge Diplomat 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! Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide Dodge Diplomat steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Dodge Diplomat's steering and suspension system.

Without routine Dodge Diplomat maintenance, 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 Dodge Diplomat cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Dodge Diplomat? We can take care of that. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1986 Dodge Diplomat maintenance.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

1986 Dodge Diplomat Maintenance Q&A

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

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Dodge Diplomat? You know your Dodge Diplomat 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 Dodge Diplomat to high mileage oil? If your Dodge Diplomat has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  •  Why are my Dodge dashboard lights on? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Dodge Diplomat 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.