How often should I service my 1986 Oldsmobile 98?
Take care of your Oldsmobile 98 and it'll take care of you. 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. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine 98 maintenance. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1986 Oldsmobile 98!
The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Oldsmobile, your vehicle manufacturer. 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; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your 98 running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1986 Oldsmobile 98 problems later.
Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1986 Oldsmobile 98 for factory-recommended routine maintenance and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. 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.
Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1986 Oldsmobile 98? 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. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Oldsmobile 98 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. 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 Oldsmobile 98 won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.
Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1986 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 1986 98. 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 1986 Oldsmobile 98? We can help with that, too!
Periodic service to the steering system in your Oldsmobile 98 can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide Oldsmobile 98 steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Components within your Oldsmobile 98's steering system require regular maintenance.
Without routine Oldsmobile 98 maintenance, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. 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 Oldsmobile 98’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is your Oldsmobile 98 radiator in need of replacement? We’ve got your back. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1986 Oldsmobile 98 maintenance.
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Take care of your Oldsmobile 98 and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.