1986 Pontiac Firebird Scheduled Maintenance

Maintenance for Your 1986 Pontiac Firebird

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

What to Know About 1986 Pontiac Firebird Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Pontiac Firebird and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, your Firebird could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Firebird, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 1986 Pontiac Firebird maintenance schedule!

Pontiac 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. 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 tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Firebird perform better, increase your vehicle safety, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1986 Pontiac Firebird problems later.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Pontiac Firebird

Bring your 1986 Pontiac Firebird 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. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Firebird'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 Pontiac Firebird? 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. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Pontiac Firebird 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, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Firebird stranded. Your Pontiac Firebird 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 Pontiac Firebird running newer, longer. To learn how often Pontiac recommends you have the oil changed in your 1986 Firebird, 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. 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 Firebird.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Pontiac Firebird 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. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide the appropriate Pontiac Firebird 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 Pontiac Firebird's steering system with regular maintenance.

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

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Questions About 1986 Pontiac Firebird Maintenance

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

  • When should I have Pontiac Firebird alignment checked? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I switch my Pontiac Firebird to high mileage oil? 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 Pontiac Firebird engines.
  • Can Pontiac dashboard warning lights wait? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Pontiac Firebird 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.

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