1987 Honda Prelude Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance for Your 1987 Honda Prelude

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1987 Honda Prelude?

Here’s Why 1987 Honda Prelude Scheduled Maintenance Matters

When it comes to your Honda Prelude, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With proactive maintenance, your Prelude could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. But how do you know what service to get and when? There's no need to guess when it's time to get Prelude maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Just follow your 1987 Honda Prelude maintenance schedule!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Honda themselves. 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. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Prelude perform better, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1987 Honda Prelude problems later.

Overview of Essential Honda Prelude Maintenance Needs

Bring your 1987 Honda Prelude to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and an expert technician will begin by performing 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 Prelude. 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.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1987 Honda Prelude? Batteries generally need to be replaced every 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 Prelude 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. Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Prelude stranded. Your Honda Prelude 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 help your 1987 Honda Prelude's engine run smoother. To learn how often Honda recommends you have the oil changed in your 1987 Prelude, check out the information table at the beginning 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 1987 Honda Prelude? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Honda Prelude 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, provide the appropriate Honda Prelude 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 Honda Prelude's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Honda Prelude services, 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!). 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 Honda Prelude’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is your Honda Prelude radiator in need of replacement? We’ve got your back. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1987 Honda Prelude maintenance and repairs.

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

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 1987 Honda Prelude? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 1987 Honda Prelude. Get answers to common Honda Prelude maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Honda Prelude alignment checked? You know your Honda Prelude 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 Honda Prelude? If your Honda Prelude 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!
  •  Why are my Honda dashboard lights on? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Honda Prelude 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.

Get Work Done on Your Honda Prelude

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