1986 GMC G2500 Scheduled Maintenance

1986 GMC G2500 Maintenance Schedule

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1986 GMC G2500?

Here’s Why 1986 GMC G2500 Scheduled Maintenance Matters

You want your GMC G2500 to last as long as possible. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your G2500 has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. But how do you know what service to get and when? There's no need to guess when it's time to get G2500 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 GMC G2500!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, GMC themselves. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your G2500 running for longer, keep you safer on the road, and prevent common 1986 GMC G2500 problems.

Overview of Essential GMC G2500 Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1986 GMC G2500 for factory-recommended routine maintenance and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your G2500's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1986 GMC G2500. Batteries generally need to be replaced every 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. 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 G2500 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 G2500) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your GMC G2500 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 1986 GMC G2500 engine. To learn how often GMC recommends you have the oil changed in your 1986 G2500, 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 1986 GMC G2500? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your GMC G2500 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 G2500 steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your GMC G2500's steering and suspension system.

If you fall behind on routine GMC G2500 maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. 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 G2500’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is your GMC G2500 radiator in need of replacement? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1986 GMC G2500 maintenance.

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

Stay ahead of maintenance for your 1986 GMC G2500. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your GMC today.

Take an active role in maintaining your 1986 GMC G2500. Get answers to common GMC G2500 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have GMC G2500 alignment checked? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1986 G2500 is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my GMC G2500? If your GMC G2500 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? 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 G2500, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

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