How often should I service my 1986 Renault R18i?
Take care of your Renault R18i and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your R18i. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. There's no need to guess when it's time to get R18i maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Just follow your 1986 Renault R18i maintenance schedule!
This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Renault themselves. 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; 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 R18i perform better, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and prevent common 1986 Renault R18i problems.
Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1986 Renault R18i for factory-recommended routine maintenance and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your R18i’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 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. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Renault R18i battery. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty R18i) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Renault R18i won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.
In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1986 Renault R18i engine. See Renault's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1986 R18i in the chart at the top of this page. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1986 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!). 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 the appropriate Renault R18i 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. 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 fall behind on routine Renault R18i maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), 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. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Renault R18i cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Renault R18i? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1986 Renault R18i maintenance.
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