1985 Oldsmobile 98 Scheduled Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1985 Oldsmobile 98

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1985 Oldsmobile 98?

Here’s Why 1985 Oldsmobile 98 Scheduled Maintenance Matters

When it comes to your Oldsmobile 98, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With proactive maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your 98. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. There's no need to guess when it's time to get 98 maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1985 Oldsmobile 98!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Oldsmobile, your vehicle manufacturer. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your 98 perform better, increase your vehicle safety, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1985 Oldsmobile 98 problems later.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Oldsmobile 98

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1985 Oldsmobile 98 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 98’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Could your 1985 Oldsmobile 98 be ready for a new battery? 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 98 may need a replacement battery sooner. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Oldsmobile 98 battery. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty 98) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Oldsmobile 98 could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1985 Oldsmobile 98 engine. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1985 98. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1985 Oldsmobile 98.

Routine upkeep for your Oldsmobile 98 suspension and steering system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. 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 Oldsmobile 98 suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Oldsmobile 98's steering and suspension system.

If you skip recommended Oldsmobile 98 services, 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 Oldsmobile 98 cooling, heating, and climate control system. Need a new Oldsmobile 98 radiator? We can take care of that. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1985 Oldsmobile 98 maintenance and repairs.

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 1985 Oldsmobile 98? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 1985 Oldsmobile 98. Get answers to common Oldsmobile 98 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Oldsmobile 98? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1985 98 is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I switch my Oldsmobile 98 to high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Oldsmobile 98? 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 I ignore dashboard lights on my Oldsmobile? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Oldsmobile 98 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 Oldsmobile 98

Your Oldsmobile 98 isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.