1997 Acura RL Maintenance

1997 Acura RL Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1997 Acura RL? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1997 Acura RL

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1997 Acura RL?

Here’s Why 1997 Acura RL Scheduled Maintenance Matters

When it comes to your Acura RL, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With the right maintenance at the right time, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your RL. 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 RL 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 1997 Acura RL!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Acura themselves. 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, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your RL's life, keep you safer on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1997 Acura RL problems later.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Acura RL Running Newer, Longer

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1997 Acura RL and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your RL’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Could your 1997 Acura RL be ready for a new battery? 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). Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Acura RL battery, and so can frequent short drives. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your RL stranded. Your Acura RL 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 support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1997 Acura RL running newer, longer. See Acura's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1997 RL in the chart at the top of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. 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 1997 Acura RL? We can help with that, too!

Maintaining your Acura RL steering and suspension system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide the appropriate Acura RL 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 Acura RL's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Acura RL services, 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!). Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Acura RL cooling, heating, and climate control system. Need a new Acura RL radiator? We got it. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1997 Acura RL maintenance.

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Stay ahead of maintenance for your 1997 Acura RL. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your Acura today.

Take an active role in maintaining your 1997 Acura RL. Get answers to common Acura RL maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Acura RL? 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 RL? If your Acura RL 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 Acura dashboard warning lights wait? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Acura RL 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.

Maintain Your Acura RL

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