1987 GMC S15 Scheduled Maintenance

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What to Know About 1987 GMC S15 Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your GMC S15 and it'll take care of you. 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? There's no need to guess when it's time to get S15 maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Just follow your 1987 GMC S15 maintenance schedule!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, GMC themselves. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your S15 perform better, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1987 GMC S15 problems in the future.

Overview of Essential GMC S15 Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1987 GMC S15 for factory-recommended routine maintenance and a skilled technician will start the appointment 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 S15's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Could your 1987 GMC S15 be ready for a new battery? In general, car batteries only last 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. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your GMC S15 battery, and so can frequent short drives. 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 S15 stranded. Your GMC S15 could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1987 GMC S15 running newer, longer. To learn how often GMC recommends you have the oil changed in your 1987 S15, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1987 GMC S15.

Periodic service to the steering system in your GMC S15 can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide the appropriate GMC S15 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. 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.

Without routine GMC S15 maintenance, 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!). 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 engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Need a new GMC S15 radiator? We got it. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1987 GMC S15 maintenance.

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Questions About 1987 GMC S15 Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 1987 GMC S15. Get answers to common GMC S15 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my GMC S15? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1987 S15 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 S15? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older GMC S15 engines.
  •  Why are my GMC dashboard lights on? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your GMC S15 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.