1986 Pontiac Grand Am Scheduled Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1986 Pontiac Grand Am

How often should I service my 1986 Pontiac Grand Am?

What to Know About 1986 Pontiac Grand Am Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Pontiac Grand Am, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With proactive maintenance, your Grand Am has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. But how do you know what service to get and when? It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Grand Am maintenance. Just follow your 1986 Pontiac Grand Am 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 oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Grand Am perform better, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1986 Pontiac Grand Am problems in the future.

Overview of Essential Pontiac Grand Am Maintenance Needs

Bring your 1986 Pontiac Grand Am 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. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Grand Am. 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.

Could your 1986 Pontiac Grand Am 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). Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Pontiac Grand Am battery. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty Grand Am) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Pontiac Grand Am 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 Pontiac Grand Am engine. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1986 Grand Am. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. 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 Pontiac Grand Am? We can help with that, too!

Maintaining your Pontiac Grand Am steering and suspension system 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. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, perform Pontiac Grand Am suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Components within your Pontiac Grand Am's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Pontiac Grand Am services, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Pontiac Grand Am cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Pontiac Grand Am? 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 Pontiac Grand Am maintenance.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

1986 Pontiac Grand Am Maintenance Q&A

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

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Pontiac Grand Am? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1986 Grand Am is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I switch my Pontiac Grand Am to high mileage oil? If your Pontiac Grand Am 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? 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 Pontiac Grand Am, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Maintain Your Pontiac Grand Am

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