1988 Acura Legend Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1988 Acura Legend

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1988 Acura Legend?

What to Know About 1988 Acura Legend Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Acura Legend to last as long as possible. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your Legend has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. But how do you know what service to get and when? It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Legend maintenance. Just follow your 1988 Acura Legend maintenance schedule!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Acura, your vehicle manufacturer. 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 tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Legend running for longer, keep you safer on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1988 Acura Legend problems in the future.

Overview of Essential Acura Legend Maintenance Needs

Bring your 1988 Acura Legend to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and a skilled technician will start the appointment 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. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Legend. 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 1988 Acura Legend. In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Legend may need a replacement battery sooner. 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 Acura Legend 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 Legend) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Acura Legend won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1988 Acura Legend running newer, longer. See Acura's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1988 Legend in the chart at the top 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'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1988 Acura Legend.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Acura Legend can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide Acura Legend steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Acura Legend's steering system with regular maintenance.

Without routine Acura Legend maintenance, 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 Acura Legend cooling, heating, and climate control system. Need a new Acura Legend radiator? We can take care of that. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1988 Acura Legend maintenance and repairs.

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

1988 Acura Legend Maintenance Questions

Take an active role in maintaining your 1988 Acura Legend. Get answers to common Acura Legend maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Acura Legend? 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 should I use high mileage oil in my Acura Legend? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Acura Legend? 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.
  •  Why are my Acura 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 Acura Legend to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Maintain Your Acura Legend

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