1986 Honda Accord Scheduled Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1986 Honda Accord

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1986 Honda Accord?

Your Guide to 1986 Honda Accord Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Honda Accord and it'll take care of you. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your Accord could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. There's no need to guess when it's time to get Accord maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1986 Honda Accord!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Honda, your vehicle manufacturer. 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 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 Accord's life, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1986 Honda Accord problems later.

Overview of Essential Honda Accord Maintenance Needs

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1986 Honda Accord and an expert technician will begin by performing 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 Accord'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 1986 Honda Accord? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Honda Accord battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! 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 Honda Accord 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 help your 1986 Honda Accord's engine run smoother. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1986 Accord. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1986 Honda Accord.

Maintaining your Honda Accord steering and suspension system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide the appropriate Honda Accord 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 Honda Accord's steering system with regular maintenance.

Without routine Honda Accord 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 Honda Accord engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Honda Accord? We’ve got your back. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1986 Honda Accord maintenance.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

Questions About 1986 Honda Accord Maintenance

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

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Honda Accord? 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 Honda Accord need high mileage oil? If your Honda Accord 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!
  •  Why are my Honda dashboard lights on? 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 Honda Accord to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Get Top-Notch Honda Accord Maintenance Service

Take care of your Honda Accord and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.