1987 Pontiac Grand Am Maintenance

Maintenance for Your 1987 Pontiac Grand Am

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1987 Pontiac Grand Am?

What to Know About 1987 Pontiac Grand Am Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Pontiac Grand Am, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With proactive maintenance, your Grand Am could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Grand Am maintenance. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1987 Pontiac Grand Am!

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. 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; 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 Grand Am running for longer, keep you safer on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1987 Pontiac Grand Am problems later.

Overview of Essential Pontiac Grand Am Maintenance Needs

Bring your 1987 Pontiac Grand Am to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and our technicians will jump right in with 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. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Grand Am’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Could your 1987 Pontiac Grand Am 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 Grand Am may need a replacement battery sooner. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Pontiac Grand Am 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. Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Grand Am stranded. Your Pontiac Grand Am won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1987 Pontiac Grand Am engine. See Pontiac's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1987 Grand Am in the chart at the top of this page. 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'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1987 Pontiac Grand Am.

Maintaining your Pontiac Grand Am 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! Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide the appropriate Pontiac Grand Am 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. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Pontiac Grand Am's steering and suspension system.

If you fall behind on routine Pontiac Grand Am maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), 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. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Pontiac Grand Am cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is your Pontiac Grand Am radiator in need of replacement? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1987 Pontiac Grand Am maintenance and repairs.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

Stay ahead of maintenance for your 1987 Pontiac Grand Am. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your Pontiac today.

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

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Pontiac Grand Am? You know your Pontiac Grand Am 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 Pontiac Grand Am to high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Pontiac Grand Am? 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.
  • Can Pontiac dashboard warning lights wait? 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 Grand Am, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Get Work Done on Your Pontiac Grand Am

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