1986 Subaru XT Scheduled Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1986 Subaru XT

How often should I service my 1986 Subaru XT?

Here’s Why 1986 Subaru XT Scheduled Maintenance Matters

You want your Subaru XT to last as long as possible. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your XT 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 XT 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 1986 Subaru XT!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Subaru, your vehicle manufacturer. 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; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your XT perform better, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1986 Subaru XT problems later.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Subaru XT Running Newer, Longer

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1986 Subaru XT 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 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 1986 Subaru XT? 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. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Subaru XT 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 XT) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Subaru XT could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1986 Subaru XT running newer, longer. To learn how often Subaru recommends you have the oil changed in your 1986 XT, 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. 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 1986 Subaru XT.

Maintaining your Subaru XT steering and suspension system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, perform Subaru XT 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 XT's steering system require regular maintenance.

Without routine Subaru XT maintenance, 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 Subaru XT cooling, heating, and climate control system. Need a new Subaru XT radiator? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1986 Subaru XT maintenance.

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Stay ahead of maintenance for your 1986 Subaru XT. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your Subaru today.

Take an active role in maintaining your 1986 Subaru XT. Get answers to common Subaru XT maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Subaru XT alignment checked? You know your Subaru XT better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • 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.
  • Can Subaru dashboard warning lights wait? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Subaru XT in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Get Top-Notch Subaru XT Maintenance Service

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Subaru XT maintenance appointment today.