1986 Mitsubishi Montero Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance for Your 1986 Mitsubishi Montero

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1986 Mitsubishi Montero?

Here’s Why 1986 Mitsubishi Montero Scheduled Maintenance Matters

You want your Mitsubishi Montero to last as long as possible. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your Montero has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Montero, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 1986 Mitsubishi Montero maintenance schedule!

Mitsubishi 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. 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 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 Montero running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and prevent common 1986 Mitsubishi Montero problems.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Mitsubishi Montero

Bring your 1986 Mitsubishi Montero to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services 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. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Montero. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1986 Mitsubishi Montero. 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). Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Montero may need a replacement battery sooner. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Mitsubishi Montero 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! 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 Mitsubishi Montero 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 1986 Mitsubishi Montero running newer, longer. See Mitsubishi's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1986 Montero in the chart at the top of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1986 Mitsubishi Montero.

Routine upkeep for your Mitsubishi Montero suspension and steering 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. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, perform Mitsubishi Montero suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Mitsubishi Montero's steering and suspension system.

If you fall behind on routine Mitsubishi Montero maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), 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 Mitsubishi Montero engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Need a new Mitsubishi Montero radiator? We can take care of that. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1986 Mitsubishi Montero maintenance and repairs.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

1986 Mitsubishi Montero Maintenance Questions

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

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Mitsubishi Montero? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1986 Montero is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When does my Mitsubishi Montero need high mileage oil? If your Mitsubishi Montero 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 Mitsubishi dashboard lights on? 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 Mitsubishi Montero, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Get Work Done on Your Mitsubishi Montero

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