1984 GMC S15 Scheduled Maintenance

What to Know About 1984 GMC S15 Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your GMC S15, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With the right maintenance at the right time, your S15 could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. But how do you know what service to get and when? It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine S15 maintenance. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1984 GMC S15!

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; 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. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your S15 perform better, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and prevent common 1984 GMC S15 problems.

Overview of Essential GMC S15 Maintenance Needs

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1984 GMC S15 and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your S15'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 1984 GMC S15? 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. 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 S15 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. Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty S15) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your GMC S15 won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1984 GMC S15 engine. To learn how often GMC recommends you have the oil changed in your 1984 S15, 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 can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1984 GMC S15.

Maintaining your GMC S15 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. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide GMC S15 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 S15's steering and suspension system.

If you fall behind on routine GMC S15 maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire GMC S15 cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is it time to replace the radiator in your GMC S15? We got it. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1984 GMC S15 maintenance.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

Stay ahead of maintenance for your 1984 GMC S15. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your GMC today.

Take an active role in maintaining your 1984 GMC S15. Get answers to common GMC S15 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my GMC S15? 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 does my GMC S15 need high mileage oil? If your GMC S15 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!
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my GMC? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your GMC S15, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Maintain Your GMC S15

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine GMC S15 maintenance appointment today.