1988 Chevrolet Caprice Maintenance Schedule

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1988 Chevrolet Caprice

How often should I service my 1988 Chevrolet Caprice?

What to Know About 1988 Chevrolet Caprice Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Chevrolet Caprice and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, your Caprice has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. But how do you know what service to get and when? There's no need to guess when it's time to get Caprice 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 1988 Chevrolet Caprice!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Chevrolet 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. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Caprice perform better, increase your vehicle safety, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1988 Chevrolet Caprice problems later.

Overview of Essential Chevrolet Caprice Maintenance Needs

Bring your 1988 Chevrolet Caprice 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. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Caprice’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Could your 1988 Chevrolet Caprice be ready for a new battery? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. 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 Chevrolet Caprice 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 Chevrolet Caprice could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1988 Chevrolet Caprice engine. See Chevrolet's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1988 Caprice 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. 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 1988 Chevrolet Caprice.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Chevrolet Caprice can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide Chevrolet Caprice steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Chevrolet Caprice's steering and suspension system.

Without routine Chevrolet Caprice maintenance, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Chevrolet Caprice cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Chevrolet Caprice? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1988 Chevrolet Caprice maintenance and repairs.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

Questions About 1988 Chevrolet Caprice Maintenance

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

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Chevrolet Caprice? You know your Chevrolet Caprice better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When should I switch my Chevrolet Caprice to high mileage oil? If your Chevrolet Caprice 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 I ignore dashboard lights on my Chevrolet? 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 Chevrolet Caprice, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Maintain Your Chevrolet Caprice

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