1986 Porsche 911 Scheduled Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1986 Porsche 911

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1986 Porsche 911?

Here’s Why 1986 Porsche 911 Scheduled Maintenance Matters

You want your Porsche 911 to last as long as possible. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your 911 has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your 911, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 1986 Porsche 911 maintenance schedule!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Porsche themselves. 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 911 perform better, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1986 Porsche 911 problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Porsche 911

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1986 Porsche 911 for factory-recommended routine maintenance and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your 911’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1986 Porsche 911. 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 911 may need a replacement battery sooner. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Porsche 911 battery, and so can frequent short drives. 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. 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 Porsche 911 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 Porsche 911 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 911. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1986 Porsche 911.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Porsche 911 can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide Porsche 911 steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Porsche 911's steering and suspension system.

Without routine Porsche 911 maintenance, you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Porsche 911 cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Porsche 911? We’ve got your back. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1986 Porsche 911 maintenance and repairs.

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

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 1986 Porsche 911? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 1986 Porsche 911. Get answers to common Porsche 911 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Porsche 911? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1986 911 is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Porsche 911? 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 Porsche 911 engines.
  •  Why are my Porsche dashboard lights on? 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 Porsche 911 to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Maintain Your Porsche 911

Take care of your Porsche 911 and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.