1986 Lincoln Continental Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance for Your 1986 Lincoln Continental

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1986 Lincoln Continental?

Your Guide to 1986 Lincoln Continental Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Lincoln Continental, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Continental. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Continental maintenance. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1986 Lincoln Continental!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Lincoln, 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; 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. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Continental running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and prevent common 1986 Lincoln Continental problems.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Lincoln Continental

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1986 Lincoln Continental 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 Continental'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 Lincoln Continental? Batteries generally need to be replaced every 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. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Lincoln Continental 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. 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 Lincoln Continental 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 prevent premature wear on your 1986 Lincoln Continental engine. To learn how often Lincoln recommends you have the oil changed in your 1986 Continental, 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 1986 Lincoln Continental.

Maintaining your Lincoln Continental steering and suspension system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide Lincoln Continental 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 Lincoln Continental's steering and suspension system.

If you skip recommended Lincoln Continental 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. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Lincoln Continental cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Lincoln Continental? 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 Lincoln Continental 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.

Questions About 1986 Lincoln Continental Maintenance

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

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Lincoln Continental? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1986 Continental 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 Lincoln Continental? 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 Lincoln Continental engines.
  • Can Lincoln dashboard warning lights wait? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Lincoln Continental 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.

Get Top-Notch Lincoln Continental Maintenance Service

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