1986 Toyota Camry Maintenance

Maintain Your Toyota Camry

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

1986 Toyota Camry Maintenance Schedule

How often should I service my 1986 Toyota Camry?

What to Know About 1986 Toyota Camry Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Toyota Camry to last as long as possible. With proactive maintenance, your Camry 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. There's no need to guess when it's time to get Camry maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1986 Toyota Camry!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Toyota, your vehicle manufacturer. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Camry perform better, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and prevent common 1986 Toyota Camry problems.

Overview of Essential Toyota Camry Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1986 Toyota Camry for factory-recommended routine maintenance and our technicians will jump right in 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. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Camry. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1986 Toyota Camry. 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 Toyota Camry 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. 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 Toyota Camry 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 prevent premature wear on your 1986 Toyota Camry engine. See Toyota's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1986 Camry in the chart at the top of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. 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 Toyota Camry.

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

If you fall behind on routine Toyota Camry maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your Toyota Camry engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Need a new Toyota Camry radiator? We got it. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1986 Toyota Camry maintenance.

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

1986 Toyota Camry Maintenance Q&A

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

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Toyota Camry? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1986 Camry is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When does my Toyota Camry need high mileage oil? If your Toyota Camry has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Toyota? 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 Toyota Camry, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light