1989 Pontiac Firebird Maintenance Schedule

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1989 Pontiac Firebird

How often should I service my 1989 Pontiac Firebird?

Here’s Why 1989 Pontiac Firebird Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your Pontiac Firebird and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Firebird. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Firebird, 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 1989 Pontiac Firebird!

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 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, increase your vehicle safety, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1989 Pontiac Firebird problems later.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Pontiac Firebird

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1989 Pontiac Firebird for factory-recommended routine maintenance and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. 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.

Could your 1989 Pontiac Firebird be ready for a new battery? 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). Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Firebird may need a replacement battery sooner. 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. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty Firebird) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Pontiac Firebird won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can help your 1989 Pontiac Firebird'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 1989 Firebird. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1989 Pontiac Firebird.

Routine upkeep for your Pontiac Firebird suspension and steering system can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. 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 Pontiac Firebird steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Components within your Pontiac Firebird's steering system require regular maintenance.

Without routine Pontiac Firebird maintenance, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Pontiac Firebird cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is your Pontiac Firebird radiator in need of replacement? We can take care of that. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1989 Pontiac Firebird maintenance.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

1989 Pontiac Firebird Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 1989 Pontiac Firebird. Get answers to common Pontiac Firebird maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Pontiac Firebird? 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 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 Pontiac dashboard warning lights wait? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Pontiac Firebird 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.

Get Work Done on Your Pontiac Firebird

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