1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass Maintenance

1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Maintenance for Your 1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass?

What to Know About 1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Oldsmobile Cutlass, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With the right maintenance at the right time, your Cutlass 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 Cutlass, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass maintenance schedule!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Oldsmobile themselves. 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 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 Cutlass running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and prevent common 1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass problems.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Oldsmobile Cutlass Running Newer, Longer

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass for factory-recommended routine maintenance 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. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Cutlass’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass? 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). 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. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Oldsmobile Cutlass 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, you may find yourself (and your trusty Cutlass) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Oldsmobile Cutlass won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can help your 1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass's engine run smoother. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1998 Cutlass. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. 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 1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass? We can help with that, too!

Routine upkeep for your Oldsmobile Cutlass suspension and steering 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, provide Oldsmobile Cutlass steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Components within your Oldsmobile Cutlass's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Oldsmobile Cutlass maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), 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 Cutlass cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is your Oldsmobile Cutlass radiator in need of replacement? We’ve got your back. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass 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.

1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass. Get answers to common Oldsmobile Cutlass maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Oldsmobile Cutlass? You know your Oldsmobile Cutlass 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 switch my Oldsmobile Cutlass to high mileage oil? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Oldsmobile Cutlass engines.
  • 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 Cutlass, 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 Cutlass

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