1989 Oldsmobile 98 Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance for Your 1989 Oldsmobile 98

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1989 Oldsmobile 98?

What to Know About 1989 Oldsmobile 98 Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Oldsmobile 98 and it'll take care of you. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your 98 could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your 98, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 1989 Oldsmobile 98 maintenance schedule!

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 fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your 98 running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1989 Oldsmobile 98 problems later.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Oldsmobile 98

Bring your 1989 Oldsmobile 98 to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services 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. 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 1989 Oldsmobile 98. In general, car batteries only last three to 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. 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. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your 98 stranded. Your Oldsmobile 98 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 prevent premature wear on your 1989 Oldsmobile 98 engine. To learn how often Oldsmobile recommends you have the oil changed in your 1989 98, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. 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. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1989 Oldsmobile 98.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Oldsmobile 98 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! Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, 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 (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. 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’ve got your back. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1989 Oldsmobile 98 maintenance.

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

Questions About 1989 Oldsmobile 98 Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 1989 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? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1989 98 is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Oldsmobile 98? 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 Oldsmobile 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 Oldsmobile 98, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Maintain Your Oldsmobile 98

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Oldsmobile 98 maintenance appointment today.