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How often should I service my 1986 GMC Jimmy?
Take care of your GMC Jimmy and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Jimmy. 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 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 1986 GMC Jimmy!
The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by GMC, your vehicle manufacturer. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Jimmy perform better, increase your vehicle safety, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1986 GMC Jimmy problems later.
Bring your 1986 GMC Jimmy to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services 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 Jimmy's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.
Could your 1986 GMC Jimmy be ready for a new battery? In general, car batteries only last 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 Jimmy 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, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Jimmy stranded. Your GMC Jimmy 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 1986 GMC Jimmy's engine run smoother. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1986 Jimmy. 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. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1986 GMC Jimmy? We can help with that, too!
Periodic service to the steering system in your GMC Jimmy can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide the appropriate GMC Jimmy steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. Components within your GMC Jimmy's steering system require regular maintenance.
Without routine GMC Jimmy maintenance, you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire GMC Jimmy cooling, heating, and climate control system. Need a new GMC Jimmy radiator? We can take care of that. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1986 GMC Jimmy maintenance.
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Take an active role in maintaining your 1986 GMC Jimmy. Get answers to common GMC Jimmy maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.