Your GMC Jimmy isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.
How often should I service my 1985 GMC Jimmy?
When it comes to your GMC Jimmy, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Jimmy. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Jimmy, 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 Jimmy!
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. 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, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Jimmy's life, keep you safer on the road, and prevent common 1985 GMC Jimmy problems.
Bring your 1985 GMC Jimmy to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services 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. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Jimmy’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.
Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1985 GMC Jimmy? 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). Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your GMC Jimmy battery, and so can frequent short drives. 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, you may find yourself (and your trusty Jimmy) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your GMC Jimmy won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.
Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1985 GMC Jimmy engine. See GMC's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1985 Jimmy 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. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1985 GMC Jimmy.
Routine upkeep for your GMC Jimmy suspension and steering system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. 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 Jimmy 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 Jimmy's steering and suspension system.
If you fall behind on routine GMC Jimmy 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 Jimmy’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is your GMC Jimmy radiator in need of replacement? We got it. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1985 GMC Jimmy maintenance.
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