1996 GMC Jimmy Maintenance Schedule

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1996 GMC Jimmy Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1996 GMC Jimmy? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Your Guide to 1996 GMC Jimmy Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your GMC Jimmy and it'll take care of you. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your Jimmy has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. 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. Just follow your 1996 GMC Jimmy maintenance schedule!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by GMC, your vehicle manufacturer. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of 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, keep you safer on the road, and prevent common 1996 GMC Jimmy problems.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your GMC Jimmy Running Newer, Longer

Bring your 1996 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. 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.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1996 GMC Jimmy. 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. 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 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 help your 1996 GMC Jimmy's engine run smoother. To learn how often GMC recommends you have the oil changed in your 1996 Jimmy, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. 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 1996 GMC Jimmy.

Routine upkeep for your GMC Jimmy suspension and steering system 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, 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. Components within your GMC Jimmy's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended GMC Jimmy services, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. 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’ve got your back. 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 1996 GMC Jimmy maintenance.

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

Questions About 1996 GMC Jimmy Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 1996 GMC Jimmy. Get answers to common GMC Jimmy maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my GMC Jimmy? 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? If your GMC Jimmy has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  •  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.