1986 Subaru GL Maintenance Schedule

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1986 Subaru GL

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1986 Subaru GL?

Your Guide to 1986 Subaru GL Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Subaru GL and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your GL. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine GL maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1986 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. 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. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your GL perform better, keep you safer on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1986 Subaru GL problems later.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Subaru GL

Bring your 1986 Subaru GL to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services 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. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your GL’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Could your 1986 Subaru GL be ready for a new battery? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Subaru GL 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 Subaru GL won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1986 Subaru GL running newer, longer. To learn how often Subaru recommends you have the oil changed in your 1986 GL, check out the information table at the beginning 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. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1986 Subaru GL? We can help with that, too!

Maintaining your Subaru GL steering and suspension system 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. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide Subaru GL 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 Subaru GL's steering and suspension system.

If you skip recommended Subaru GL 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. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Subaru GL cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is your Subaru GL radiator in need of replacement? We got it. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1986 Subaru GL maintenance.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

1986 Subaru GL Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 1986 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? 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 Subaru GL need 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? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Subaru GL, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Get Top-Notch Subaru GL Maintenance Service

Your Subaru GL isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.