1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette Scheduled Maintenance

1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette Maintenance Schedule

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

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette

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

Your Guide to 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Oldsmobile Silhouette, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With proactive maintenance, your Silhouette 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 Silhouette, 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 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette!

Oldsmobile knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. 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; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Silhouette's life, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and prevent common 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette problems.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Oldsmobile Silhouette

Bring your 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and our technicians will jump right in 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 Silhouette'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 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette. 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. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Oldsmobile Silhouette battery, and so can frequent short drives. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. 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 Silhouette could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette running newer, longer. See Oldsmobile's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1998 Silhouette in the chart at the top 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. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Oldsmobile Silhouette 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! Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, perform Oldsmobile Silhouette suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Oldsmobile Silhouette's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Oldsmobile Silhouette maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), 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 Silhouette’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Oldsmobile Silhouette? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette 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 Silhouette Maintenance Q&A

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

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Oldsmobile Silhouette? You know your Oldsmobile Silhouette 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 Silhouette 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 Silhouette engines.
  •  Why are my Oldsmobile dashboard lights on? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Oldsmobile Silhouette 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.

Maintain Your Oldsmobile Silhouette

Your Oldsmobile Silhouette isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.