1988 Pontiac 6000 Scheduled Maintenance

Maintenance for Your 1988 Pontiac 6000

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1988 Pontiac 6000?

What to Know About 1988 Pontiac 6000 Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Pontiac 6000 and it'll take care of you. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your 6000. 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 6000 maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1988 Pontiac 6000!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Pontiac, your vehicle manufacturer. 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 6000's life, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1988 Pontiac 6000 problems later.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Pontiac 6000 Running Newer, Longer

Bring your 1988 Pontiac 6000 to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and an expert technician will begin by performing 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 6000'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 Pontiac 6000. Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. 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 Pontiac 6000 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. 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 Pontiac 6000 won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1988 Pontiac 6000 engine. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1988 6000. 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 can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1988 Pontiac 6000.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Pontiac 6000 can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide Pontiac 6000 steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Pontiac 6000's steering and suspension system.

If you skip recommended Pontiac 6000 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. 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 Pontiac 6000 engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Need a new Pontiac 6000 radiator? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1988 Pontiac 6000 maintenance.

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

Stay ahead of maintenance for your 1988 Pontiac 6000. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your Pontiac today.

Take an active role in maintaining your 1988 Pontiac 6000. Get answers to common Pontiac 6000 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Pontiac 6000? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I switch my Pontiac 6000 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 Pontiac 6000 engines.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Pontiac? 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 Pontiac 6000, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Maintain Your Pontiac 6000

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Pontiac 6000 maintenance appointment today.