1986 Pontiac Fiero Maintenance

1986 Pontiac Fiero Maintenance Schedule

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1986 Pontiac Fiero?

What to Know About 1986 Pontiac Fiero Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Pontiac Fiero to last as long as possible. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Fiero. But how do you know what service to get and when? There's no need to guess when it's time to get Fiero maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1986 Pontiac Fiero!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Pontiac 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; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like 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 Fiero's life, keep you safer on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1986 Pontiac Fiero problems later.

Overview of Essential Pontiac Fiero Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1986 Pontiac Fiero for factory-recommended routine maintenance and our technicians will jump right in 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 Fiero's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Could your 1986 Pontiac Fiero be ready for a new battery? 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 Fiero may need a replacement battery sooner. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Pontiac Fiero 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 Pontiac Fiero 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 Pontiac Fiero engine. To learn how often Pontiac recommends you have the oil changed in your 1986 Fiero, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. 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. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1986 Pontiac Fiero.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Pontiac Fiero 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, perform Pontiac Fiero 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 Pontiac Fiero's steering and suspension system.

If you skip recommended Pontiac Fiero 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 Pontiac Fiero cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Pontiac Fiero? We’ve got your back. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1986 Pontiac Fiero maintenance and repairs.

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

Questions About 1986 Pontiac Fiero Maintenance

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

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Pontiac Fiero? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1986 Fiero is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When does my Pontiac Fiero need high mileage oil? If your Pontiac Fiero 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 Pontiac dashboard warning lights wait? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Pontiac Fiero 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 Work Done on Your Pontiac Fiero

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