1988 Ford Bronco II Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1988 Ford Bronco II

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1988 Ford Bronco II?

Your Guide to 1988 Ford Bronco II Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Ford Bronco II, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your Bronco II 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 Bronco II maintenance. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1988 Ford Bronco II!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Ford, your vehicle manufacturer. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Bronco II perform better, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1988 Ford Bronco II problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Ford Bronco II

Bring your 1988 Ford Bronco II to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Bronco II’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1988 Ford Bronco II? 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. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Ford Bronco II battery, and so can frequent short drives. 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, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Bronco II stranded. Your Ford Bronco II won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

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 Ford Bronco II engine. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1988 Bronco II. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. 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 Ford Bronco II? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Ford Bronco II 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 Ford Bronco II 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 Ford Bronco II's steering and suspension system.

Without routine Ford Bronco II 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. 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 Ford Bronco II’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Ford Bronco II? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1988 Ford Bronco II 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.

Questions About 1988 Ford Bronco II Maintenance

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

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Ford Bronco II? 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 does my Ford Bronco II need high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Ford Bronco II? 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 I ignore dashboard lights on my Ford? 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 Ford Bronco II to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Maintain Your Ford Bronco II

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Ford Bronco II maintenance appointment today.