1986 Volkswagen Golf Maintenance

Maintenance for Your 1986 Volkswagen Golf

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1986 Volkswagen Golf?

Your Guide to 1986 Volkswagen Golf Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Volkswagen Golf and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, your Golf has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Golf, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 1986 Volkswagen Golf maintenance schedule!

Volkswagen 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 oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Golf running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1986 Volkswagen Golf problems later.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Volkswagen Golf Running Newer, Longer

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1986 Volkswagen Golf and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Golf's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1986 Volkswagen Golf. 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). Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Golf may need a replacement battery sooner. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Volkswagen Golf battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty Golf) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Volkswagen Golf 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 prevent premature wear on your 1986 Volkswagen Golf engine. To learn how often Volkswagen recommends you have the oil changed in your 1986 Golf, 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 Volkswagen Golf? We can help with that, too!

Routine upkeep for your Volkswagen Golf suspension and steering 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. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, perform Volkswagen Golf suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Volkswagen Golf's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Volkswagen Golf 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. 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 Volkswagen Golf engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Need a new Volkswagen Golf radiator? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1986 Volkswagen Golf 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.

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

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

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Volkswagen Golf? You know your Volkswagen Golf 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 does my Volkswagen Golf need high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Volkswagen Golf? 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 I ignore dashboard lights on my Volkswagen? 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 Volkswagen Golf to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Maintain Your Volkswagen Golf

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