1987 Pontiac Firebird Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance for Your 1987 Pontiac Firebird

How often should I service my 1987 Pontiac Firebird?

Your Guide to 1987 Pontiac Firebird Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Pontiac Firebird to last as long as possible. With the right maintenance at the right time, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Firebird. But how do you know what service to get and when? There's no need to guess when it's time to get Firebird maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Just follow your 1987 Pontiac Firebird maintenance schedule!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Pontiac themselves. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; 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. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Firebird running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1987 Pontiac Firebird problems later.

Overview of Essential Pontiac Firebird Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1987 Pontiac Firebird for factory-recommended routine maintenance and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Firebird’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1987 Pontiac Firebird? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Pontiac Firebird battery, and so can frequent short drives. 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, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Firebird stranded. Your Pontiac Firebird could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can help your 1987 Pontiac Firebird's engine run smoother. See Pontiac's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1987 Firebird in the chart at the top of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. 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 1987 Pontiac Firebird.

Maintaining your Pontiac Firebird steering and suspension system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, perform Pontiac Firebird 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 Pontiac Firebird's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Pontiac Firebird services, 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 Pontiac Firebird’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is your Pontiac Firebird radiator in need of replacement? We’ve got your back. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1987 Pontiac Firebird 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 1987 Pontiac Firebird. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your Pontiac today.

Take an active role in maintaining your 1987 Pontiac Firebird. Get answers to common Pontiac Firebird maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Pontiac Firebird? You know your Pontiac Firebird 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 does my Pontiac Firebird need high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Pontiac Firebird? 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.
  •  Why are my Pontiac dashboard lights on? 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 Firebird, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Maintain Your Pontiac Firebird

Take care of your Pontiac Firebird and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.