1988 Honda Civic Maintenance Schedule

1988 Honda Civic Maintenance Schedule

How often should I service my 1988 Honda Civic?

Your Guide to 1988 Honda Civic Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Honda Civic and it'll take care of you. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your Civic has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Civic, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 1988 Honda Civic maintenance schedule!

Honda 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. 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 oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Civic perform better, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1988 Honda Civic problems later.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Honda Civic Running Newer, Longer

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1988 Honda Civic and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Civic. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1988 Honda Civic. 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 Honda Civic 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, you may find yourself (and your trusty Civic) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Honda Civic 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 support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1988 Honda Civic 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 Civic. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1988 Honda Civic.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Honda Civic can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, perform Honda Civic suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Components within your Honda Civic's steering system require regular maintenance.

Without routine Honda Civic maintenance, you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Honda Civic cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Honda Civic? We’ve got your back. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1988 Honda Civic maintenance.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

1988 Honda Civic Maintenance Questions

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

  • When should I have Honda Civic alignment checked? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1988 Civic is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When does my Honda Civic need high mileage oil? If your Honda Civic 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 Honda dashboard warning lights wait? 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 Honda Civic to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Maintain Your Honda Civic

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