1987 Dodge Diplomat Maintenance

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Maintenance for Your 1987 Dodge Diplomat

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1987 Dodge Diplomat?

Your Guide to 1987 Dodge Diplomat Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Dodge Diplomat and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, your Diplomat has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Diplomat maintenance. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1987 Dodge Diplomat!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Dodge themselves. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Diplomat perform better, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1987 Dodge Diplomat problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Dodge Diplomat Running Newer, Longer

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1987 Dodge Diplomat 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 Diplomat’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Could your 1987 Dodge Diplomat be ready for a new battery? Batteries generally need to be replaced every 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 Dodge Diplomat 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 Dodge Diplomat could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1987 Dodge Diplomat engine. See Dodge's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1987 Diplomat 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. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1987 Dodge Diplomat.

Routine upkeep for your Dodge Diplomat suspension and steering system 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! You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide the appropriate Dodge Diplomat 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 Dodge Diplomat's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Dodge Diplomat 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 Dodge Diplomat engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Dodge Diplomat? 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 Dodge Diplomat maintenance.

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

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 1987 Dodge Diplomat? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

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

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Dodge Diplomat? 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 Dodge Diplomat? If your Dodge Diplomat 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!
  •  Why are my Dodge dashboard lights on? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your Dodge Diplomat to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.