1986 GMC C1500 Suburban Maintenance Schedule

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1986 GMC C1500 Suburban

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1986 GMC C1500 Suburban?

Your Guide to 1986 GMC C1500 Suburban Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your GMC C1500 Suburban, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your C1500 Suburban could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. 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 C1500 Suburban maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1986 GMC C1500 Suburban!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, GMC themselves. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; 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. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your C1500 Suburban running for longer, keep you safer on the road, and prevent common 1986 GMC C1500 Suburban problems.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your GMC C1500 Suburban

Bring your 1986 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. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your C1500 Suburban. 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 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. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your GMC C1500 Suburban 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 GMC C1500 Suburban 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 help your 1986 GMC C1500 Suburban's engine run smoother. To learn how often GMC recommends you have the oil changed in your 1986 C1500 Suburban, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. 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'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1986 GMC C1500 Suburban.

Periodic service to the steering system in your GMC C1500 Suburban can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). 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. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your GMC C1500 Suburban's steering and suspension system.

Without routine GMC C1500 Suburban 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. We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your GMC C1500 Suburban’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is your GMC C1500 Suburban radiator in need of replacement? We can take care of that. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1986 GMC C1500 Suburban maintenance.

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1986 GMC C1500 Suburban Maintenance Questions

Take an active role in maintaining your 1986 GMC C1500 Suburban. Get answers to common GMC C1500 Suburban maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my GMC C1500 Suburban? 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 GMC C1500 Suburban 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 GMC C1500 Suburban engines.
  • Can GMC dashboard warning lights wait? 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.

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Your GMC C1500 Suburban isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.