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How often should I service my 1988 Buick Reatta?
Take care of your Buick Reatta and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Reatta. But how do you know what service to get and when? There's no need to guess when it's time to get Reatta maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1988 Buick Reatta!
Buick 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, 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 Reatta's life, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and prevent common 1988 Buick Reatta problems.
Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1988 Buick Reatta for factory-recommended routine maintenance and a skilled technician will start the appointment 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 Reatta. 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 Buick Reatta. 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 Buick Reatta battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! 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 Buick Reatta won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.
Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1988 Buick Reatta running newer, longer. See Buick's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1988 Reatta in the chart at the top of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1988 Buick Reatta.
Periodic service to the steering system in your Buick Reatta 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! Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide the appropriate Buick Reatta 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. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Buick Reatta's steering system with regular maintenance.
If you skip recommended Buick Reatta 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. We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your Buick Reatta’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is your Buick Reatta radiator in need of replacement? We got it. A/C smelling musty? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1988 Buick Reatta maintenance.
Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.
Take an active role in maintaining your 1988 Buick Reatta. Get answers to common Buick Reatta maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.