1998 Mercury Sable Maintenance Schedule

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1998 Mercury Sable Maintenance Schedule

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1998 Mercury Sable?

What to Know About 1998 Mercury Sable Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Mercury Sable 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 Sable. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. There's no need to guess when it's time to get Sable maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Just follow your 1998 Mercury Sable maintenance schedule!

Mercury 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; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Sable running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1998 Mercury Sable problems later.

Overview of Essential Mercury Sable Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1998 Mercury Sable for factory-recommended routine maintenance 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. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Sable’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1998 Mercury Sable? If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and 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. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Mercury Sable battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! 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 Mercury Sable 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 1998 Mercury Sable's engine run smoother. See Mercury's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1998 Sable 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. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1998 Mercury Sable? We can help with that, too!

Maintaining your Mercury Sable steering and suspension 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! You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, perform Mercury Sable suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Mercury Sable's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Mercury Sable 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. Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your Mercury Sable engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Need a new Mercury Sable radiator? We can take care of that. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1998 Mercury Sable maintenance.

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

1998 Mercury Sable Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 1998 Mercury Sable. Get answers to common Mercury Sable maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Mercury Sable alignment checked? You know your Mercury Sable 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 should I switch my Mercury Sable to high mileage oil? If your Mercury Sable 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 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 Sable, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light