1988 Hyundai Excel Scheduled Maintenance

1988 Hyundai Excel Maintenance Schedule

How often should I service my 1988 Hyundai Excel?

What to Know About 1988 Hyundai Excel Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Hyundai Excel, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your Excel 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 Excel maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1988 Hyundai Excel!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Hyundai themselves. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like 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 Excel's life, keep you safer on the road, and prevent common 1988 Hyundai Excel problems.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Hyundai Excel Running Newer, Longer

Bring your 1988 Hyundai Excel to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and an expert technician will begin by performing 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 Excel’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1988 Hyundai Excel? If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and five years). Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Excel may need a replacement battery sooner. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Hyundai Excel battery. 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 Hyundai Excel won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can help your 1988 Hyundai Excel's engine run smoother. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1988 Excel. 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'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1988 Hyundai Excel.

Maintaining your Hyundai Excel steering and suspension system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, perform Hyundai Excel suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Hyundai Excel's steering and suspension system.

Without routine Hyundai Excel 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!). 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 Hyundai Excel engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Need a new Hyundai Excel radiator? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1988 Hyundai Excel maintenance.

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Questions About 1988 Hyundai Excel Maintenance

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

  • When should I have Hyundai Excel alignment checked? You know your Hyundai Excel 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 Hyundai Excel? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Hyundai Excel? 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 Hyundai 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 Hyundai Excel to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Maintain Your Hyundai Excel

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Hyundai Excel maintenance appointment today.