1983 Renault R18i Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance for Your 1983 Renault R18i

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1983 Renault R18i?

Here’s Why 1983 Renault R18i Scheduled Maintenance Matters

You want your Renault R18i to last as long as possible. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your R18i 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. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine R18i maintenance. Just follow your 1983 Renault R18i maintenance schedule!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Renault, your vehicle manufacturer. 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, recommended maintenance usually includes services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your R18i running for longer, keep you safer on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1983 Renault R18i problems in the future.

Overview of Essential Renault R18i Maintenance Needs

Bring your 1983 Renault R18i to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services 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 R18i. 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.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1983 Renault R18i. 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 R18i may need a replacement battery sooner. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Renault R18i 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 Renault R18i 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 help your 1983 Renault R18i's engine run smoother. To learn how often Renault recommends you have the oil changed in your 1983 R18i, 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. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1983 Renault R18i? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Renault R18i 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! You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide Renault R18i 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 Renault R18i's steering and suspension system.

If you skip recommended Renault R18i 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. 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 Renault R18i’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Renault R18i? We got it. A/C smelling musty? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1983 Renault R18i maintenance.

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Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 1983 Renault R18i? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 1983 Renault R18i. Get answers to common Renault R18i maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Renault R18i? 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 use high mileage oil in my Renault R18i? 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 Renault R18i engines.
  •  Why are my Renault 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 Renault R18i to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Get Work Done on Your Renault R18i

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Renault R18i maintenance appointment today.