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What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1986 GMC K1500 Suburban?
Take care of your GMC K1500 Suburban and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, your K1500 Suburban could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. But how do you know what service to get and when? There's no need to guess when it's time to get K1500 Suburban maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Just follow your 1986 GMC K1500 Suburban maintenance schedule!
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. 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. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your K1500 Suburban perform better, keep you safer on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1986 GMC K1500 Suburban problems later.
Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1986 GMC K1500 Suburban and our technicians will jump right in 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 K1500 Suburban'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 1986 GMC K1500 Suburban. Batteries generally need to be replaced every 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 K1500 Suburban 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. 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 K1500 Suburban 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 1986 GMC K1500 Suburban's engine run smoother. See GMC's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1986 K1500 Suburban in the chart at the top 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 1986 GMC K1500 Suburban.
Periodic service to the steering system in your GMC K1500 Suburban 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 K1500 Suburban suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your GMC K1500 Suburban's steering system with regular maintenance.
If you fall behind on routine GMC K1500 Suburban maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), 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 K1500 Suburban cooling, heating, and climate control system. Need a new GMC K1500 Suburban radiator? We got it. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1986 GMC K1500 Suburban maintenance.
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Take an active role in maintaining your 1986 GMC K1500 Suburban. Get answers to common GMC K1500 Suburban maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.