1989 Pontiac Grand Am Maintenance

Maintenance for Your 1989 Pontiac Grand Am

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1989 Pontiac Grand Am?

Here’s Why 1989 Pontiac Grand Am Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your Pontiac Grand Am and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, your Grand Am 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 Grand Am maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1989 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 fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Grand Am running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1989 Pontiac Grand Am problems later.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Pontiac Grand Am

Bring your 1989 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. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Grand Am's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1989 Pontiac Grand Am? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. 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, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Grand Am stranded. Your Pontiac Grand Am won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1989 Pontiac Grand Am engine. See Pontiac's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1989 Grand Am 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. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1989 Pontiac Grand Am? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Pontiac Grand Am can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. 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 Pontiac Grand Am steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. 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 could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. 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 got it. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1989 Pontiac Grand Am 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.

1989 Pontiac Grand Am Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 1989 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? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1989 Grand Am 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 Grand Am? 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 Grand Am engines.
  •  Why are my Pontiac dashboard lights on? 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 Grand Am to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Maintain Your Pontiac Grand Am

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