1988 Oldsmobile 98 Maintenance

1988 Oldsmobile 98 Maintenance Schedule

How often should I service my 1988 Oldsmobile 98?

Your Guide to 1988 Oldsmobile 98 Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Oldsmobile 98 and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, your 98 could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. But how do you know what service to get and when? Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your 98, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1988 Oldsmobile 98!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Oldsmobile 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 tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your 98 perform better, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1988 Oldsmobile 98 problems later.

Overview of Essential Oldsmobile 98 Maintenance Needs

Bring your 1988 Oldsmobile 98 to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and a skilled technician will start the appointment with 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 98's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1988 Oldsmobile 98. In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your 98 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 Oldsmobile 98 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. Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your 98 stranded. 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 support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1988 Oldsmobile 98 running newer, longer. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1988 98. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1988 Oldsmobile 98? We can help with that, too!

Maintaining your Oldsmobile 98 steering and suspension system 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, 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 might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). 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 can take care of that. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1988 Oldsmobile 98 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 Oldsmobile 98? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 1988 Oldsmobile 98. Get answers to common Oldsmobile 98 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Oldsmobile 98 alignment checked? You know your Oldsmobile 98 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 does my Oldsmobile 98 need high mileage oil? If your Oldsmobile 98 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!
  •  Why are my Oldsmobile dashboard lights on? 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 Oldsmobile 98, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Get Work Done on Your Oldsmobile 98

Take care of your Oldsmobile 98 and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.