1987 Chevrolet Cavalier Maintenance

Maintenance for Your 1987 Chevrolet Cavalier

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1987 Chevrolet Cavalier?

Here’s Why 1987 Chevrolet Cavalier Scheduled Maintenance Matters

When it comes to your Chevrolet Cavalier, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With the right maintenance at the right time, your Cavalier 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. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Cavalier, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1987 Chevrolet Cavalier!

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 fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Cavalier's life, increase your vehicle safety, and prevent common 1987 Chevrolet Cavalier problems.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Chevrolet Cavalier Running Newer, Longer

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1987 Chevrolet Cavalier and our technicians will jump right in 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. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Cavalier. 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 1987 Chevrolet Cavalier. In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Chevrolet Cavalier battery. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty Cavalier) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Chevrolet Cavalier 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 1987 Chevrolet Cavalier running newer, longer. See Chevrolet's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1987 Cavalier in the chart at the top of this page. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1987 Chevrolet Cavalier? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Chevrolet Cavalier 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. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, perform Chevrolet Cavalier suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Chevrolet Cavalier's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Chevrolet Cavalier maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), 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. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Chevrolet Cavalier cooling, heating, and climate control system. Need a new Chevrolet Cavalier 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 your spot for 1987 Chevrolet Cavalier maintenance.

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

1987 Chevrolet Cavalier Maintenance Q&A

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

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Chevrolet Cavalier? You know your Chevrolet Cavalier 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 Cavalier to high mileage oil? If your Chevrolet Cavalier 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 Cavalier, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Get Work Done on Your Chevrolet Cavalier

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