1986 Oldsmobile Calais Maintenance Schedule

1986 Oldsmobile Calais Maintenance Schedule

How often should I service my 1986 Oldsmobile Calais?

What to Know About 1986 Oldsmobile Calais Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Oldsmobile Calais, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With proactive maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Calais. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. There's no need to guess when it's time to get Calais maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1986 Oldsmobile Calais!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Oldsmobile 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. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Calais running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and prevent common 1986 Oldsmobile Calais problems.

Overview of Essential Oldsmobile Calais Maintenance Needs

Bring your 1986 Oldsmobile Calais to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Calais’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Could your 1986 Oldsmobile Calais be ready for a new battery? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Calais may need a replacement battery sooner. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Oldsmobile Calais battery, and so can frequent short drives. 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 Calais) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Oldsmobile Calais won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can help your 1986 Oldsmobile Calais'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 Calais. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1986 Oldsmobile Calais? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Oldsmobile Calais can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide the appropriate Oldsmobile Calais 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 Oldsmobile Calais's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Oldsmobile Calais 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!). Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Oldsmobile Calais cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Oldsmobile Calais? We got it. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1986 Oldsmobile Calais 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.

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 1986 Oldsmobile Calais? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

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

  • When should I have Oldsmobile Calais alignment checked? You know your Oldsmobile Calais better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When does my Oldsmobile Calais need high mileage oil? If your Oldsmobile Calais 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 Oldsmobile dashboard warning lights wait? 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 Oldsmobile Calais, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Get Work Done on Your Oldsmobile Calais

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