1987 Mercury Cougar Scheduled Maintenance

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Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1987 Mercury Cougar

How often should I service my 1987 Mercury Cougar?

Your Guide to 1987 Mercury Cougar Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Mercury Cougar and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Cougar. But how do you know what service to get and when? There's no need to guess when it's time to get Cougar maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Just follow your 1987 Mercury Cougar maintenance schedule!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Mercury, your vehicle manufacturer. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of 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 Cougar perform better, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1987 Mercury Cougar problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Mercury Cougar

Bring your 1987 Mercury Cougar to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Cougar's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1987 Mercury Cougar? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Cougar may need a replacement battery sooner. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Mercury Cougar 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, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Cougar stranded. Your Mercury Cougar won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can help your 1987 Mercury Cougar's engine run smoother. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1987 Cougar. 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 1987 Mercury Cougar.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Mercury Cougar 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 Mercury Cougar steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Mercury Cougar's steering and suspension system.

If you skip recommended Mercury Cougar services, 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 Mercury Cougar’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Need a new Mercury Cougar radiator? We got it. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1987 Mercury Cougar maintenance and repairs.

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

1987 Mercury Cougar Maintenance Questions

Take an active role in maintaining your 1987 Mercury Cougar. Get answers to common Mercury Cougar maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Mercury Cougar 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 does my Mercury Cougar need high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Mercury Cougar? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  • Can Mercury 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 Mercury Cougar, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light