1985 Renault R18i Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1985 Renault R18i

How often should I service my 1985 Renault R18i?

Your Guide to 1985 Renault R18i Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Renault R18i and it'll take care of you. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your R18i could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. But how do you know what service to get and when? There's no need to guess when it's time to get R18i maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1985 Renault R18i!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Renault, your vehicle manufacturer. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; 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. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your R18i's life, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1985 Renault R18i problems in the future.

Overview of Essential Renault R18i Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1985 Renault R18i for factory-recommended routine maintenance 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. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your R18i's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Could your 1985 Renault R18i be ready for a new battery? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Renault R18i battery, and so can frequent short drives. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! 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 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 prevent premature wear on your 1985 Renault R18i engine. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1985 R18i. 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 1985 Renault R18i.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Renault R18i can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Trust our technicians to inspect system components 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. Components within your Renault R18i's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Renault R18i services, 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!). 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 can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1985 Renault R18i maintenance.

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Stay ahead of maintenance for your 1985 Renault R18i. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your Renault today.

Take an active role in maintaining your 1985 Renault R18i. Get answers to common Renault R18i maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Renault R18i alignment checked? 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 does my Renault R18i need 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 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.

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Take care of your Renault R18i and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.