1997 Lincoln Continental Scheduled Maintenance

1997 Lincoln Continental Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1997 Lincoln Continental? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1997 Lincoln Continental

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1997 Lincoln Continental?

What to Know About 1997 Lincoln Continental Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Lincoln Continental and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, your Continental 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. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Continental maintenance. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1997 Lincoln Continental!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Lincoln 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. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Continental perform better, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1997 Lincoln Continental problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Lincoln Continental

Bring your 1997 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. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Continental'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 1997 Lincoln Continental. 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 Lincoln Continental 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. 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 Lincoln Continental won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can help your 1997 Lincoln Continental's engine run smoother. See Lincoln's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1997 Continental in the chart at the top of this page. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. 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 1997 Lincoln Continental.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Lincoln Continental 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. 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. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Lincoln Continental's steering and suspension system.

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. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Lincoln Continental cooling, heating, and climate control system. Need a new Lincoln Continental radiator? We can take care of that. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1997 Lincoln Continental maintenance.

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

1997 Lincoln Continental Maintenance Questions

Take an active role in maintaining your 1997 Lincoln Continental. Get answers to common Lincoln Continental maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Lincoln Continental? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When does my Lincoln Continental need high mileage oil? 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 I ignore dashboard lights on my Lincoln? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Lincoln Continental 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 Lincoln Continental

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