1989 GMC Safari Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1989 GMC Safari

How often should I service my 1989 GMC Safari?

Here’s Why 1989 GMC Safari Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your GMC Safari and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, your Safari has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. 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 Safari maintenance. Just follow your 1989 GMC Safari maintenance schedule!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by GMC, your vehicle manufacturer. 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; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Safari's life, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1989 GMC Safari problems in the future.

Overview of Essential GMC Safari Maintenance Needs

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1989 GMC Safari 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. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Safari’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Could your 1989 GMC Safari be ready for a new battery? 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 GMC Safari 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. 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 GMC Safari 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 1989 GMC Safari engine. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1989 Safari. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. 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 GMC Safari.

Periodic service to the steering system in your GMC Safari can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. 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 the appropriate GMC Safari 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 GMC Safari's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine GMC Safari 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. 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 GMC Safari’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Need a new GMC Safari radiator? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1989 GMC Safari 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.

Stay ahead of maintenance for your 1989 GMC Safari. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your GMC today.

Take an active role in maintaining your 1989 GMC Safari. Get answers to common GMC Safari maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my GMC Safari? You know your GMC Safari 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 GMC Safari? If your GMC Safari 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 GMC dashboard warning lights wait? 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 GMC Safari, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Maintain Your GMC Safari

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