1998 Lincoln Continental Maintenance

1998 Lincoln Continental Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 Lincoln Continental? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Maintenance for Your 1998 Lincoln Continental

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1998 Lincoln Continental?

What to Know About 1998 Lincoln Continental Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Lincoln Continental and it'll take care of you. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your Continental has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. But how do you know what service to get and when? There's no need to guess when it's time to get Continental maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Just follow your 1998 Lincoln Continental maintenance schedule!

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. 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 Continental perform better, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1998 Lincoln Continental problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Lincoln Continental

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1998 Lincoln Continental for factory-recommended routine maintenance and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. 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 1998 Lincoln Continental? 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. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Lincoln Continental 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. 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.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1998 Lincoln Continental engine. See Lincoln's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1998 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. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1998 Lincoln Continental.

Routine upkeep for your Lincoln Continental suspension and steering system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide the appropriate Lincoln Continental 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. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Lincoln Continental's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Lincoln Continental services, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. 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 can take care of that. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1998 Lincoln Continental maintenance.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

1998 Lincoln Continental Maintenance Questions

Take an active role in maintaining your 1998 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? 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 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.
  •  Why are my Lincoln dashboard lights on? 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 Top-Notch Lincoln Continental Maintenance Service

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.