1985 Subaru GL Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance for Your 1985 Subaru GL

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1985 Subaru GL?

Here’s Why 1985 Subaru GL Scheduled Maintenance Matters

You want your Subaru GL to last as long as possible. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your GL has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. 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 GL 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 Subaru GL!

Subaru 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. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your GL running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1985 Subaru GL problems later.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Subaru GL

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1985 Subaru GL 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. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your GL'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 1985 Subaru GL? 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). 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. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Subaru GL 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, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your GL stranded. Your Subaru GL won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can help your 1985 Subaru GL's engine run smoother. To learn how often Subaru recommends you have the oil changed in your 1985 GL, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1985 Subaru GL? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Subaru GL 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. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, perform Subaru GL suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Components within your Subaru GL's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Subaru GL maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), 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 Subaru GL’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Subaru GL? We got it. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1985 Subaru GL maintenance.

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 1985 Subaru GL? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

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

  • When should I have Subaru GL alignment checked? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1985 GL is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I switch my Subaru GL to high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Subaru GL? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  • Can Subaru dashboard warning lights wait? 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 Subaru GL to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Maintain Your Subaru GL

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