1986 Pontiac Parisienne Maintenance

Maintenance for Your 1986 Pontiac Parisienne

How often should I service my 1986 Pontiac Parisienne?

Here’s Why 1986 Pontiac Parisienne Scheduled Maintenance Matters

When it comes to your Pontiac Parisienne, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With proactive maintenance, your Parisienne has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. But how do you know what service to get and when? Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Parisienne, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1986 Pontiac Parisienne!

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. 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 oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Parisienne running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1986 Pontiac Parisienne problems in the future.

Overview of Essential Pontiac Parisienne Maintenance Needs

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1986 Pontiac Parisienne 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. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Parisienne'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 Parisienne? 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. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Pontiac Parisienne 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. 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 Parisienne won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1986 Pontiac Parisienne engine. See Pontiac's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1986 Parisienne in the chart at the top 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. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1986 Pontiac Parisienne.

Routine upkeep for your Pontiac Parisienne suspension and steering system can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, perform Pontiac Parisienne suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Pontiac Parisienne's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Pontiac Parisienne 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 Parisienne’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Pontiac Parisienne? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1986 Pontiac Parisienne maintenance.

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

1986 Pontiac Parisienne Maintenance Questions

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

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Pontiac Parisienne? You know your Pontiac Parisienne better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When should I switch my Pontiac Parisienne 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 Parisienne engines.
  • Can Pontiac dashboard warning lights wait? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Pontiac Parisienne 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 Parisienne

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