1988 Buick Regal Scheduled Maintenance

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Maintenance for Your 1988 Buick Regal

How often should I service my 1988 Buick Regal?

Here’s Why 1988 Buick Regal Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your Buick Regal and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, your Regal could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. 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 Regal maintenance. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1988 Buick Regal!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Buick 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; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Regal running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and prevent common 1988 Buick Regal problems.

Overview of Essential Buick Regal Maintenance Needs

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1988 Buick Regal 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. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Regal’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1988 Buick Regal. In general, car batteries only last three to 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 Regal battery. 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 Regal stranded. Your Buick Regal won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can help your 1988 Buick Regal's engine run smoother. See Buick's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1988 Regal 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 1988 Buick Regal? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Buick Regal can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). 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 Buick Regal 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 Buick Regal's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Buick Regal 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!). 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 Regal’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Need a new Buick Regal radiator? We can take care of that. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1988 Buick Regal maintenance.

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

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 1988 Buick Regal? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

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

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Buick Regal? 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 Buick Regal? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Buick Regal? 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.
  • Can Buick dashboard warning lights wait? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Buick Regal 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.