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What is the maintenance schedule for the 1988 Dodge Lancer?
Take care of your Dodge Lancer and it'll take care of you. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your Lancer has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. But how do you know what service to get and when? Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Lancer, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1988 Dodge Lancer!
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. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Lancer's life, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1988 Dodge Lancer problems in the future.
Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1988 Dodge Lancer and an expert technician will begin by performing 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 Lancer’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.
Could your 1988 Dodge Lancer 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. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Dodge Lancer 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. 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 Lancer 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 Dodge Lancer running newer, longer. See Dodge's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1988 Lancer 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. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1988 Dodge Lancer.
Periodic service to the steering system in your Dodge Lancer 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, perform Dodge Lancer suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Components within your Dodge Lancer's steering system require regular maintenance.
Without routine Dodge Lancer maintenance, 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. 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 Lancer engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is your Dodge Lancer radiator in need of replacement? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1988 Dodge Lancer maintenance.
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