1986 GMC S15 Jimmy Maintenance

1986 GMC S15 Jimmy Maintenance Schedule

How often should I service my 1986 GMC S15 Jimmy?

What to Know About 1986 GMC S15 Jimmy Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your GMC S15 Jimmy and it'll take care of you. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your S15 Jimmy has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. But how do you know what service to get and when? Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your S15 Jimmy, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 1986 GMC S15 Jimmy 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. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your S15 Jimmy's life, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1986 GMC S15 Jimmy problems in the future.

Overview of Essential GMC S15 Jimmy Maintenance Needs

Bring your 1986 GMC S15 Jimmy to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services 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 S15 Jimmy’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1986 GMC S15 Jimmy? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your GMC S15 Jimmy battery, and so can frequent short drives. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty S15 Jimmy) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your GMC S15 Jimmy could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can help your 1986 GMC S15 Jimmy's engine run smoother. To learn how often GMC recommends you have the oil changed in your 1986 S15 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. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1986 GMC S15 Jimmy? We can help with that, too!

Maintaining your GMC S15 Jimmy 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 S15 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. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your GMC S15 Jimmy's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended GMC S15 Jimmy 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. Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your GMC S15 Jimmy engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Need a new GMC S15 Jimmy radiator? We got it. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1986 GMC S15 Jimmy maintenance and repairs.

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Stay ahead of maintenance for your 1986 GMC S15 Jimmy. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your GMC today.

Take an active role in maintaining your 1986 GMC S15 Jimmy. Get answers to common GMC S15 Jimmy maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my GMC S15 Jimmy? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I switch my GMC S15 Jimmy to high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your GMC S15 Jimmy? 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? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your GMC S15 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.

Maintain Your GMC S15 Jimmy

Your GMC S15 Jimmy isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.