1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance for Your 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider?

Here’s Why 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Scheduled Maintenance Matters

You want your Alfa Romeo Spider to last as long as possible. With proactive maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Spider. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Spider, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider!

Alfa Romeo 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 tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Spider's life, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider problems in the future.

Overview of Essential Alfa Romeo Spider Maintenance Needs

Bring your 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services 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. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Spider's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Could your 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider 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). Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Spider may need a replacement battery sooner. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Alfa Romeo Spider 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, you may find yourself (and your trusty Spider) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Alfa Romeo Spider won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can help your 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider's engine run smoother. To learn how often Alfa Romeo recommends you have the oil changed in your 1987 Spider, check out the information table at the beginning 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. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Alfa Romeo Spider can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, perform Alfa Romeo Spider suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Components within your Alfa Romeo Spider's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Alfa Romeo Spider 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 Alfa Romeo Spider engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Alfa Romeo Spider? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider maintenance and repairs.

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

1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Maintenance Questions

Take an active role in maintaining your 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider. Get answers to common Alfa Romeo Spider maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Alfa Romeo Spider? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1987 Spider is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Alfa Romeo Spider? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Alfa Romeo Spider engines.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Alfa Romeo? 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 Alfa Romeo Spider, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Maintain Your Alfa Romeo Spider

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