1985 Subaru XT Maintenance

Here’s Why 1985 Subaru XT Scheduled Maintenance Matters

You want your Subaru XT to last as long as possible. With proactive maintenance, your XT could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. 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 XT maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1985 Subaru XT!

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. 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 tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your XT's life, keep you safer on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1985 Subaru XT problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Subaru XT Running Newer, Longer

Bring your 1985 Subaru XT 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. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your XT'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 XT? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your XT may need a replacement battery sooner. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Subaru XT 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. Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your XT stranded. Your Subaru XT won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1985 Subaru XT running newer, longer. To learn how often Subaru recommends you have the oil changed in your 1985 XT, 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. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1985 Subaru XT? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Subaru XT 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 the appropriate Subaru XT 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. Components within your Subaru XT's steering system require regular maintenance.

Without routine Subaru XT maintenance, 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 XT’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is your Subaru XT radiator in need of replacement? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1985 Subaru XT maintenance and repairs.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 1985 Subaru XT? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

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

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Subaru XT? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1985 XT 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 XT to 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 Subaru XT engines.
  •  Why are my Subaru 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 Subaru XT to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Maintain Your Subaru XT

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