1988 Mazda RX-7 Maintenance

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Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1988 Mazda RX-7

How often should I service my 1988 Mazda RX-7?

Here’s Why 1988 Mazda RX-7 Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your Mazda RX-7 and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, your RX-7 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 RX-7 maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1988 Mazda RX-7!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Mazda themselves. Depending on driving conditions and climate in your area (as well as other contributing factors, like your personal travel habits), your car’s scheduled maintenance needs may vary; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your RX-7 running for longer, keep you safer on the road, and prevent common 1988 Mazda RX-7 problems.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Mazda RX-7 Running Newer, Longer

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1988 Mazda RX-7 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 RX-7’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Could your 1988 Mazda RX-7 be ready for a new battery? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your RX-7 may need a replacement battery sooner. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Mazda RX-7 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 RX-7 stranded. Your Mazda RX-7 won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can help your 1988 Mazda RX-7's engine run smoother. To learn how often Mazda recommends you have the oil changed in your 1988 RX-7, check out the information table at the beginning 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. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1988 Mazda RX-7.

Routine upkeep for your Mazda RX-7 suspension and steering system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide the appropriate Mazda RX-7 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. Components within your Mazda RX-7's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Mazda RX-7 maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Mazda RX-7 cooling, heating, and climate control system. Need a new Mazda RX-7 radiator? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1988 Mazda RX-7 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 RX-7 Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 1988 Mazda RX-7. Get answers to common Mazda RX-7 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Mazda RX-7 alignment checked? You know your Mazda RX-7 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 does my Mazda RX-7 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 Mazda RX-7 engines.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Mazda? 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 Mazda RX-7 to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.