1988 Pontiac Grand Am Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance for Your 1988 Pontiac Grand Am

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1988 Pontiac Grand Am?

Here’s Why 1988 Pontiac Grand Am Scheduled Maintenance Matters

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. 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 Grand Am maintenance. Just follow your 1988 Pontiac Grand Am maintenance schedule!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Pontiac, your vehicle manufacturer. 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 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 Grand Am's life, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1988 Pontiac Grand Am problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Pontiac Grand Am Running Newer, Longer

Bring your 1988 Pontiac Grand Am to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Grand Am. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Could your 1988 Pontiac Grand Am be ready for a new battery? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Grand Am 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 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, you may find yourself (and your trusty Grand Am) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Pontiac Grand Am 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 Grand Am engine. To learn how often Pontiac recommends you have the oil changed in your 1988 Grand Am, check out the information table at the beginning 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 1988 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. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system 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. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Pontiac Grand Am's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Pontiac Grand Am maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), 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 Grand Am engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Pontiac Grand Am? We can take care of that. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1988 Pontiac Grand Am maintenance.

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

1988 Pontiac Grand Am Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 1988 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 does my Pontiac Grand Am need high mileage oil? If your Pontiac Grand Am has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  •  Why are my Pontiac dashboard lights on? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Pontiac Grand Am 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 Top-Notch Pontiac Grand Am Maintenance Service

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