1998 Acura RL Scheduled Maintenance

1998 Acura RL Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 Acura RL? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

1998 Acura RL Maintenance Schedule

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1998 Acura RL?

Here’s Why 1998 Acura RL Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your Acura RL and it'll take care of you. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your RL has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. There's no need to guess when it's time to get RL maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Just follow your 1998 Acura RL maintenance schedule!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Acura themselves. 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 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 RL running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and prevent common 1998 Acura RL problems.

Overview of Essential Acura RL Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1998 Acura RL for factory-recommended routine maintenance 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. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your RL. 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.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1998 Acura RL? 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. 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 RL battery. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. 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 Acura RL 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 1998 Acura RL engine. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1998 RL. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. 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 1998 Acura RL.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Acura RL can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). 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, provide Acura RL steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Components within your Acura RL's steering system require regular maintenance.

Without routine Acura RL 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. 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 Acura RL engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is your Acura RL radiator in need of replacement? We’ve got your back. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1998 Acura RL maintenance.

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Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 1998 Acura RL? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 1998 Acura RL. Get answers to common Acura RL maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Acura RL? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1998 RL is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When does my Acura RL need high mileage oil? 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? 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 Acura RL, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

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