1988 GMC Jimmy Scheduled Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1988 GMC Jimmy

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1988 GMC Jimmy?

Your Guide to 1988 GMC Jimmy Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your GMC Jimmy, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With proactive maintenance, your Jimmy could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. 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 1988 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; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Jimmy running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and prevent common 1988 GMC Jimmy problems.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your GMC Jimmy Running Newer, Longer

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1988 GMC Jimmy 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. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Jimmy. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1988 GMC Jimmy? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. 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. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Jimmy stranded. Your GMC Jimmy won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can help your 1988 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 1988 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. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1988 GMC Jimmy.

Routine upkeep for your GMC Jimmy suspension and steering system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide GMC Jimmy steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. 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!). Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your GMC Jimmy engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is it time to replace the radiator in your GMC Jimmy? 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 your one-stop shop for 1988 GMC Jimmy maintenance and repairs.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

Stay ahead of maintenance for your 1988 GMC Jimmy. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your GMC today.

Take an active role in maintaining your 1988 GMC Jimmy. Get answers to common GMC Jimmy maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my GMC Jimmy? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1988 Jimmy is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I switch my GMC Jimmy to high mileage oil? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older GMC Jimmy engines.
  •  Why are my GMC dashboard lights on? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your GMC Jimmy in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Get Top-Notch GMC Jimmy Maintenance Service

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.