1986 Pontiac Grand Prix Scheduled Maintenance

Maintenance for Your 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix?

Here’s Why 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix Scheduled Maintenance Matters

When it comes to your Pontiac Grand Prix, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Grand Prix. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Grand Prix maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Pontiac, your vehicle manufacturer. 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. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Grand Prix perform better, increase your vehicle safety, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix problems later.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Pontiac Grand Prix Running Newer, Longer

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix for factory-recommended routine maintenance and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Grand Prix. 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.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Grand Prix 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 Pontiac Grand Prix 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, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Grand Prix stranded. Your Pontiac Grand Prix won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix running newer, longer. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1986 Grand Prix. 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. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Pontiac Grand Prix 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. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide the appropriate Pontiac Grand Prix 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. Components within your Pontiac Grand Prix's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Pontiac Grand Prix 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. We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your Pontiac Grand Prix’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is your Pontiac Grand Prix radiator in need of replacement? We’ve got your back. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix 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 Pontiac Grand Prix Maintenance Q&A

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

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Pontiac Grand Prix? 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 Grand Prix 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 Grand Prix engines.
  • Can Pontiac dashboard warning lights wait? 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 Pontiac Grand Prix to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Get Top-Notch Pontiac Grand Prix Maintenance Service

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