How often should I service my 1989 GMC Jimmy?
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. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Jimmy maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1989 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, recommended maintenance usually includes services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. 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 help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1989 GMC Jimmy problems later.
Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1989 GMC Jimmy and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. 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.
Could your 1989 GMC Jimmy 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 Jimmy may need a replacement battery sooner. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your GMC Jimmy battery. 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. 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 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 1989 GMC Jimmy's engine run smoother. To learn how often GMC recommends you have the oil changed in your 1989 Jimmy, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1989 GMC Jimmy.
Periodic service to the steering system in your GMC Jimmy can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Trust our technicians to inspect system components 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.
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!). 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. Is your GMC Jimmy radiator in need of replacement? We can take care of that. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1989 GMC Jimmy maintenance.
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