1989 Ford Bronco II Maintenance

Maintenance for Your 1989 Ford Bronco II

How often should I service my 1989 Ford Bronco II?

What to Know About 1989 Ford Bronco II Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Ford Bronco II to last as long as possible. With proactive maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Bronco II. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Bronco II maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1989 Ford Bronco II!

Ford knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Bronco II perform better, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1989 Ford Bronco II problems in the future.

Overview of Essential Ford Bronco II Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1989 Ford Bronco II for factory-recommended routine maintenance and a skilled technician will start the appointment 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. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Bronco II's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1989 Ford Bronco II? If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and 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. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty Bronco II) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Ford Bronco II could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1989 Ford Bronco II engine. To learn how often Ford recommends you have the oil changed in your 1989 Bronco II, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. 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. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1989 Ford Bronco II.

Routine upkeep for your Ford Bronco II suspension and steering system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide the appropriate Ford Bronco II 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. Components within your Ford Bronco II's steering system require regular maintenance.

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. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Ford Bronco II cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Ford Bronco II? We’ve got your back. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1989 Ford Bronco II maintenance and repairs.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

1989 Ford Bronco II Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 1989 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? You know your Ford Bronco II 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 use high mileage oil in my Ford Bronco II? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Ford Bronco II engines.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Ford? 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 Ford Bronco II, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

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