1988 Mazda 626 Maintenance Schedule

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1988 Mazda 626

How often should I service my 1988 Mazda 626?

What to Know About 1988 Mazda 626 Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Mazda 626 to last as long as possible. With proactive maintenance, your 626 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 626 maintenance. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1988 Mazda 626!

Mazda 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 fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your 626's life, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1988 Mazda 626 problems later.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Mazda 626

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1988 Mazda 626 for factory-recommended routine maintenance 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 626’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1988 Mazda 626? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your 626 may need a replacement battery sooner. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Mazda 626 battery, and so can frequent short drives. 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, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your 626 stranded. Your Mazda 626 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 support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1988 Mazda 626 running newer, longer. To learn how often Mazda recommends you have the oil changed in your 1988 626, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. 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 1988 Mazda 626.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Mazda 626 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. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide Mazda 626 steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Components within your Mazda 626's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Mazda 626 maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), 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!). Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Mazda 626 cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Mazda 626? We can take care of that. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1988 Mazda 626 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.

Questions About 1988 Mazda 626 Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 1988 Mazda 626. Get answers to common Mazda 626 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Mazda 626? 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 Mazda 626? If your Mazda 626 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!
  • Can Mazda dashboard warning lights wait? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Mazda 626 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.

Maintain Your Mazda 626

Your Mazda 626 isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.