1988 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance for Your 1988 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1988 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser?

What to Know About 1988 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Custom Cruiser. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Custom Cruiser maintenance. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1988 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser!

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. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Custom Cruiser perform better, keep you safer on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1988 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser Running Newer, Longer

Bring your 1988 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and a skilled technician will start the appointment 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 Custom Cruiser. 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 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser. Batteries generally need to be replaced every 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. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser battery, and so can frequent short drives. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty Custom Cruiser) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser 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 1988 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser engine. To learn how often Oldsmobile recommends you have the oil changed in your 1988 Custom Cruiser, check out the information table at the beginning 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. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1988 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide the appropriate Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser 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. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser's steering and suspension system.

If you skip recommended Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser 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!). 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 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is your Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser radiator in need of replacement? We got it. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1988 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser 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.

Questions About 1988 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser Maintenance

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

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser? You know your Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser 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 should I use high mileage oil in my Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser? 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 Custom Cruiser 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.

Get Work Done on Your Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser

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