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What is the maintenance schedule for the 1987 GMC R1500?
Take care of your GMC R1500 and it'll take care of you. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your R1500. But how do you know what service to get and when? Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your R1500, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 1987 GMC R1500 maintenance schedule!
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. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your R1500 running for longer, keep you safer on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1987 GMC R1500 problems in the future.
Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1987 GMC R1500 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 R1500's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.
Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1987 GMC R1500? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your R1500 may need a replacement battery sooner. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your GMC R1500 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. Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your R1500 stranded. Your GMC R1500 could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.
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 running newer, longer. See GMC's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1987 R1500 in the chart at the top of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1987 GMC R1500.
Maintaining your GMC R1500 steering and suspension system can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide the appropriate GMC R1500 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 R1500's steering system require regular maintenance.
If you skip recommended GMC R1500 services, 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. 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 R1500’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is your GMC R1500 radiator in need of replacement? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1987 GMC R1500 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.
Take an active role in maintaining your 1987 GMC R1500. Get answers to common GMC R1500 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.