1986 Ford Bronco Maintenance Schedule

1986 Ford Bronco Maintenance Schedule

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1986 Ford Bronco?

Your Guide to 1986 Ford Bronco Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Ford Bronco and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, your Bronco has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. 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 Bronco maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1986 Ford Bronco!

Ford 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, 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. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Bronco's life, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1986 Ford Bronco problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Ford Bronco

Bring your 1986 Ford Bronco to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services 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. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Bronco’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Could your 1986 Ford Bronco be ready for a new battery? In general, car batteries only last three to 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. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Ford Bronco battery, and so can frequent short drives. 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 Bronco stranded. Your Ford Bronco could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1986 Ford Bronco running newer, longer. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1986 Bronco. 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. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1986 Ford Bronco.

Routine upkeep for your Ford Bronco suspension and steering system 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, perform Ford Bronco suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Components within your Ford Bronco's steering system require regular maintenance.

Without routine Ford Bronco 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. 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 Bronco engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Ford Bronco? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1986 Ford Bronco maintenance.

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

Questions About 1986 Ford Bronco Maintenance

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

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Ford Bronco? 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 does my Ford Bronco need high mileage oil? If your Ford Bronco 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 Ford dashboard lights on? 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 Bronco, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Maintain Your Ford Bronco

Take care of your Ford Bronco and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.