1985 GMC C1500 Suburban Maintenance

Maintenance for Your 1985 GMC C1500 Suburban

How often should I service my 1985 GMC C1500 Suburban?

Here’s Why 1985 GMC C1500 Suburban Scheduled Maintenance Matters

You want your GMC C1500 Suburban to last as long as possible. With proactive maintenance, your C1500 Suburban has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine C1500 Suburban maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1985 GMC C1500 Suburban!

GMC 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; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your C1500 Suburban's life, increase your vehicle safety, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1985 GMC C1500 Suburban problems later.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your GMC C1500 Suburban Running Newer, Longer

Bring your 1985 GMC C1500 Suburban to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your C1500 Suburban's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1985 GMC C1500 Suburban? 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). Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your C1500 Suburban may need a replacement battery sooner. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your GMC C1500 Suburban 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 C1500 Suburban stranded. Your GMC C1500 Suburban could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1985 GMC C1500 Suburban engine. To learn how often GMC recommends you have the oil changed in your 1985 C1500 Suburban, check out the information table at the beginning 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. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1985 GMC C1500 Suburban? We can help with that, too!

Maintaining your GMC C1500 Suburban steering and suspension system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. 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, perform GMC C1500 Suburban suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your GMC C1500 Suburban's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended GMC C1500 Suburban services, 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. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire GMC C1500 Suburban cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is your GMC C1500 Suburban 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 your one-stop shop for 1985 GMC C1500 Suburban maintenance and repairs.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 1985 GMC C1500 Suburban? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 1985 GMC C1500 Suburban. Get answers to common GMC C1500 Suburban maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have GMC C1500 Suburban alignment checked? 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 GMC C1500 Suburban to high mileage oil? If your GMC C1500 Suburban 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 GMC dashboard lights on? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your GMC C1500 Suburban to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Maintain Your GMC C1500 Suburban

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine GMC C1500 Suburban maintenance appointment today.