1988 Lincoln Continental Scheduled Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1988 Lincoln Continental

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1988 Lincoln Continental?

What to Know About 1988 Lincoln Continental Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Lincoln Continental and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, your Continental 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 Continental maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1988 Lincoln Continental!

Lincoln 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. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, recommended maintenance usually includes 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 Continental perform better, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1988 Lincoln Continental problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Lincoln Continental Running Newer, Longer

Bring your 1988 Lincoln Continental to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and our technicians will jump right in with 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 Continental’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1988 Lincoln Continental? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Lincoln Continental battery, and so can frequent short drives. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty Continental) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Lincoln Continental won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1988 Lincoln Continental running newer, longer. See Lincoln's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1988 Continental in the chart at the top of this page. 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. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1988 Lincoln Continental? We can help with that, too!

Routine upkeep for your Lincoln Continental suspension and steering system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, perform Lincoln Continental 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 Lincoln Continental's steering system require regular maintenance.

Without routine Lincoln Continental maintenance, 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. 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 Lincoln Continental’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Lincoln Continental? We got it. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1988 Lincoln Continental 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.

1988 Lincoln Continental Maintenance Q&A

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

  • When should I have Lincoln Continental alignment checked? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1988 Continental is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Lincoln Continental? 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 Lincoln Continental engines.
  • Can Lincoln dashboard warning lights wait? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Lincoln Continental, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Get Work Done on Your Lincoln Continental

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