1988 Honda Accord Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance for Your 1988 Honda Accord

How often should I service my 1988 Honda Accord?

Here’s Why 1988 Honda Accord Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your Honda Accord and it'll take care of you. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Accord. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. There's no need to guess when it's time to get Accord maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1988 Honda Accord!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Honda, 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; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Accord perform better, increase your vehicle safety, and prevent common 1988 Honda Accord problems.

Overview of Essential Honda Accord Maintenance Needs

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1988 Honda Accord and our technicians will jump right in with 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 Accord'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 1988 Honda Accord. Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Honda Accord battery. 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. Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Accord stranded. Your Honda Accord won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1988 Honda Accord running newer, longer. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1988 Accord. 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 Honda Accord.

Maintaining your Honda Accord steering and suspension system 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. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, perform Honda Accord suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Honda Accord's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Honda Accord services, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. 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 Honda Accord engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is your Honda Accord radiator in need of replacement? We can take care of that. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1988 Honda Accord 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 1988 Honda Accord. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your Honda today.

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

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Honda Accord? You know your Honda Accord 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 Honda Accord need high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Honda Accord? 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 Honda dashboard warning lights wait? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Honda Accord 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.

Maintain Your Honda Accord

Take care of your Honda Accord and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.