1988 Mitsubishi Montero Scheduled Maintenance

Maintenance for Your 1988 Mitsubishi Montero

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1988 Mitsubishi Montero?

Your Guide to 1988 Mitsubishi Montero Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Mitsubishi Montero and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, your Montero 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. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Montero, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 1988 Mitsubishi Montero maintenance schedule!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Mitsubishi themselves. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include 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 Montero's life, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and prevent common 1988 Mitsubishi Montero problems.

Overview of Essential Mitsubishi Montero Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1988 Mitsubishi Montero 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. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Montero. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1988 Mitsubishi Montero. 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). Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Montero may need a replacement battery sooner. 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 Mitsubishi Montero 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. 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 Mitsubishi Montero 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 help your 1988 Mitsubishi Montero's engine run smoother. See Mitsubishi's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1988 Montero 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. 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 1988 Mitsubishi Montero? We can help with that, too!

Maintaining your Mitsubishi Montero steering and suspension system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide the appropriate Mitsubishi Montero 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 Mitsubishi Montero's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Mitsubishi Montero 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 Mitsubishi Montero engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Mitsubishi Montero? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1988 Mitsubishi Montero 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.

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 1988 Mitsubishi Montero? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

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

  • When should I have Mitsubishi Montero 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 switch my Mitsubishi Montero to 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 Mitsubishi Montero engines.
  • Can Mitsubishi 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 Mitsubishi Montero, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

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