1987 GMC R1500 Suburban Maintenance Schedule

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1987 GMC R1500 Suburban

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1987 GMC R1500 Suburban?

Your Guide to 1987 GMC R1500 Suburban Scheduled Maintenance

You want your GMC R1500 Suburban to last as long as possible. With proactive maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your R1500 Suburban. But how do you know what service to get and when? Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your R1500 Suburban, 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 R1500 Suburban!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, GMC themselves. 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, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your R1500 Suburban's life, keep you safer on the road, and prevent common 1987 GMC R1500 Suburban problems.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your GMC R1500 Suburban

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1987 GMC R1500 Suburban and our technicians will jump right in with 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. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your R1500 Suburban. 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.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1987 GMC R1500 Suburban. 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). 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. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your GMC R1500 Suburban 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 R1500 Suburban 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 support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1987 GMC R1500 Suburban running newer, longer. See GMC's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1987 R1500 Suburban 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. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1987 GMC R1500 Suburban? We can help with that, too!

Routine upkeep for your GMC R1500 Suburban 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, provide GMC R1500 Suburban steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your GMC R1500 Suburban's steering and suspension system.

Without routine GMC R1500 Suburban maintenance, you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire GMC R1500 Suburban cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is your GMC R1500 Suburban radiator in need of replacement? We got it. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1987 GMC R1500 Suburban maintenance and repairs.

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

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 1987 GMC R1500 Suburban? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 1987 GMC R1500 Suburban. Get answers to common GMC R1500 Suburban maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my GMC R1500 Suburban? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1987 R1500 Suburban is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my GMC R1500 Suburban? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your GMC R1500 Suburban? 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.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my GMC? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your GMC R1500 Suburban to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

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