1986 Ford Aerostar Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1986 Ford Aerostar

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1986 Ford Aerostar?

Here’s Why 1986 Ford Aerostar Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your Ford Aerostar 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 Aerostar. 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 Aerostar maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1986 Ford Aerostar!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Ford themselves. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include 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 Aerostar running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and prevent common 1986 Ford Aerostar problems.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Ford Aerostar

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1986 Ford Aerostar for factory-recommended routine maintenance and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Aerostar's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Could your 1986 Ford Aerostar 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). 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 Ford Aerostar battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty Aerostar) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Ford Aerostar won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can help your 1986 Ford Aerostar'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 Aerostar. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1986 Ford Aerostar? We can help with that, too!

Maintaining your Ford Aerostar 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. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide Ford Aerostar 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 Ford Aerostar's steering and suspension system.

Without routine Ford Aerostar 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!). 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 Ford Aerostar engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is your Ford Aerostar radiator in need of replacement? We can take care of that. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1986 Ford Aerostar maintenance.

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1986 Ford Aerostar Maintenance Q&A

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

  • When should I have Ford Aerostar alignment checked? You know your Ford Aerostar 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 Ford Aerostar to high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Ford Aerostar? 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 Ford? 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 Ford Aerostar, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Get Top-Notch Ford Aerostar Maintenance Service

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