1998 GMC Safari Maintenance Schedule

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1998 GMC Safari Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 GMC Safari? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Maintenance for Your 1998 GMC Safari

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1998 GMC Safari?

What to Know About 1998 GMC Safari Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your GMC Safari, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With proactive maintenance, your Safari 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 Safari maintenance. Just follow your 1998 GMC Safari maintenance schedule!

GMC 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 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 Safari's life, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1998 GMC Safari problems later.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your GMC Safari Running Newer, Longer

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1998 GMC Safari 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. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Safari's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1998 GMC Safari. Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Safari may need a replacement battery sooner. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your GMC Safari battery, and so can frequent short drives. 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 GMC Safari could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

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 1998 GMC Safari engine. See GMC's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1998 Safari 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. 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 1998 GMC Safari? We can help with that, too!

Routine upkeep for your GMC Safari suspension and steering system 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. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, 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 skip recommended GMC Safari services, 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 GMC Safari cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is it time to replace the radiator in your GMC Safari? We got it. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1998 GMC Safari 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.

Stay ahead of maintenance for your 1998 GMC Safari. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your GMC today.

Take an active role in maintaining your 1998 GMC Safari. Get answers to common GMC Safari maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have GMC Safari alignment checked? 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 does my GMC Safari need high mileage oil? 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 GMC Safari engines.
  • Can GMC dashboard warning lights wait? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your GMC Safari in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.