1987 GMC Caballero Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance for Your 1987 GMC Caballero

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1987 GMC Caballero?

Here’s Why 1987 GMC Caballero Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your GMC Caballero and it'll take care of you. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your Caballero could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. There's no need to guess when it's time to get Caballero 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 1987 GMC Caballero!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, GMC themselves. 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 oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Caballero perform better, keep you safer on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1987 GMC Caballero problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your GMC Caballero Running Newer, Longer

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1987 GMC Caballero 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. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Caballero's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Could your 1987 GMC Caballero be ready for a new battery? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Caballero may need a replacement battery sooner. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your GMC Caballero 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. Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Caballero stranded. Your GMC Caballero won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1987 GMC Caballero engine. See GMC's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1987 Caballero in the chart at the top 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 1987 GMC Caballero.

Maintaining your GMC Caballero 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. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide GMC Caballero steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Components within your GMC Caballero's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended GMC Caballero services, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire GMC Caballero cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is it time to replace the radiator in your GMC Caballero? 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 one-stop shop for 1987 GMC Caballero maintenance and repairs.

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

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 1987 GMC Caballero? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 1987 GMC Caballero. Get answers to common GMC Caballero maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my GMC Caballero? You know your GMC Caballero 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 does my GMC Caballero 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 Caballero engines.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my GMC? 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 GMC Caballero, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Maintain Your GMC Caballero

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