1985 GMC G3500 Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1985 GMC G3500

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1985 GMC G3500?

Here’s Why 1985 GMC G3500 Scheduled Maintenance Matters

You want your GMC G3500 to last as long as possible. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your G3500 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. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your G3500, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1985 GMC G3500!

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. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your G3500's life, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and prevent common 1985 GMC G3500 problems.

Overview of Essential GMC G3500 Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1985 GMC G3500 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. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your G3500's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Could your 1985 GMC G3500 be ready for a new battery? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your G3500 may need a replacement battery sooner. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your GMC G3500 battery, and so can frequent short drives. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! 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 G3500 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 1985 GMC G3500's engine run smoother. To learn how often GMC recommends you have the oil changed in your 1985 G3500, 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. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1985 GMC G3500? We can help with that, too!

Maintaining your GMC G3500 steering and suspension system 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, perform GMC G3500 suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Components within your GMC G3500's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine GMC G3500 maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), 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 G3500’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is it time to replace the radiator in your GMC G3500? We got it. A/C smelling musty? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1985 GMC G3500 maintenance and repairs.

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

Questions About 1985 GMC G3500 Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 1985 GMC G3500. Get answers to common GMC G3500 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my GMC G3500? 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 G3500 to high mileage oil? If your GMC G3500 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 GMC dashboard warning lights wait? 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 G3500, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

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