1987 GMC G1500 Maintenance

Maintenance for Your 1987 GMC G1500

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1987 GMC G1500?

Your Guide to 1987 GMC G1500 Scheduled Maintenance

You want your GMC G1500 to last as long as possible. With the right maintenance at the right time, your G1500 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. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine G1500 maintenance. Just follow your 1987 GMC G1500 maintenance schedule!

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; 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 G1500 running for longer, keep you safer on the road, and prevent common 1987 GMC G1500 problems.

Overview of Essential GMC G1500 Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1987 GMC G1500 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. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your G1500’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1987 GMC G1500. Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your GMC G1500 battery. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty G1500) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your GMC G1500 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 prevent premature wear on your 1987 GMC G1500 engine. See GMC's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1987 G1500 in the chart at the top of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. 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 1987 GMC G1500.

Periodic service to the steering system in your GMC G1500 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! Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide GMC G1500 steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your GMC G1500's steering system with regular maintenance.

Without routine GMC G1500 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. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire GMC G1500 cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is it time to replace the radiator in your GMC G1500? 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 1987 GMC G1500 maintenance.

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

Questions About 1987 GMC G1500 Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 1987 GMC G1500. Get answers to common GMC G1500 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my GMC G1500? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1987 G1500 is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I switch my GMC G1500 to high mileage oil? If your GMC G1500 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!
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my GMC? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your GMC G1500 in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Get Work Done on Your GMC G1500

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine GMC G1500 maintenance appointment today.