1986 Oldsmobile Toronado Scheduled Maintenance

Maintenance for Your 1986 Oldsmobile Toronado

How often should I service my 1986 Oldsmobile Toronado?

Your Guide to 1986 Oldsmobile Toronado Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Oldsmobile Toronado, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your Toronado has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Toronado, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1986 Oldsmobile Toronado!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Oldsmobile themselves. 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 fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Toronado's life, keep you safer on the road, and prevent common 1986 Oldsmobile Toronado problems.

Overview of Essential Oldsmobile Toronado Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1986 Oldsmobile Toronado for factory-recommended routine maintenance 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. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Toronado’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1986 Oldsmobile Toronado. In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Toronado may need a replacement battery sooner. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Oldsmobile Toronado battery. 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 Toronado) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Oldsmobile Toronado 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 prevent premature wear on your 1986 Oldsmobile Toronado engine. To learn how often Oldsmobile recommends you have the oil changed in your 1986 Toronado, 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. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1986 Oldsmobile Toronado? We can help with that, too!

Routine upkeep for your Oldsmobile Toronado suspension and steering 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. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide Oldsmobile Toronado 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 Oldsmobile Toronado's steering and suspension system.

If you fall behind on routine Oldsmobile Toronado maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. 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 Oldsmobile Toronado engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is your Oldsmobile Toronado radiator in need of replacement? We’ve got your back. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1986 Oldsmobile Toronado 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.

1986 Oldsmobile Toronado Maintenance Q&A

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

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Oldsmobile Toronado? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1986 Toronado is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When does my Oldsmobile Toronado need high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Oldsmobile Toronado? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Oldsmobile? 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 Oldsmobile Toronado to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Maintain Your Oldsmobile Toronado

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