1987 GMC Jimmy Scheduled Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1987 GMC Jimmy

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1987 GMC Jimmy?

Your Guide to 1987 GMC Jimmy Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your GMC Jimmy and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, your Jimmy has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. But how do you know what service to get and when? Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Jimmy, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1987 GMC Jimmy!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, GMC themselves. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. 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 1987 GMC Jimmy problems.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your GMC Jimmy Running Newer, Longer

Bring your 1987 GMC Jimmy to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. 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.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1987 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. 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 won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1987 GMC Jimmy running newer, longer. See GMC's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1987 Jimmy in the chart at the top of this page. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1987 GMC Jimmy.

Periodic service to the steering system in your GMC Jimmy can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, 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 skip recommended GMC Jimmy services, 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!). 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 it time to replace the radiator in your GMC Jimmy? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1987 GMC Jimmy maintenance.

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

1987 GMC Jimmy Maintenance Q&A

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

  • When should I have GMC Jimmy alignment checked? You know your GMC Jimmy better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When does my GMC Jimmy need high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your GMC Jimmy? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  •  Why are my GMC dashboard lights on? 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 Jimmy, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

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