1988 Pontiac Firebird Scheduled Maintenance

Maintenance for Your 1988 Pontiac Firebird

How often should I service my 1988 Pontiac Firebird?

Here’s Why 1988 Pontiac Firebird Scheduled Maintenance Matters

You want your Pontiac Firebird to last as long as possible. With proactive maintenance, your Firebird has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. 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 1988 Pontiac Firebird maintenance schedule!

Pontiac 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. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Firebird's life, keep you safer on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1988 Pontiac Firebird problems later.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Pontiac Firebird Running Newer, Longer

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1988 Pontiac Firebird for factory-recommended routine maintenance and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Firebird'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 Firebird. 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). 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 Firebird battery. 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 Pontiac Firebird 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 Firebird engine. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1988 Firebird. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1988 Pontiac Firebird.

Maintaining your Pontiac Firebird steering and suspension system 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! You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide the appropriate Pontiac Firebird 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. Components within your Pontiac Firebird's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Pontiac Firebird 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 Pontiac Firebird engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Pontiac Firebird? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1988 Pontiac Firebird 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.

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 1988 Pontiac Firebird? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 1988 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? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1988 Firebird is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Pontiac Firebird? 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 Firebird engines.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Pontiac? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your Pontiac Firebird to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Get Work Done on Your Pontiac Firebird

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