1997 Pontiac Grand Am Scheduled Maintenance

1997 Pontiac Grand Am Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1997 Pontiac Grand Am? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Maintenance for Your 1997 Pontiac Grand Am

How often should I service my 1997 Pontiac Grand Am?

Here’s Why 1997 Pontiac Grand Am Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your Pontiac Grand Am and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Grand Am. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Grand Am, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 1997 Pontiac Grand Am maintenance schedule!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Pontiac themselves. 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 Grand Am's life, keep you safer on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1997 Pontiac Grand Am problems later.

Overview of Essential Pontiac Grand Am Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1997 Pontiac Grand Am for factory-recommended routine maintenance and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. 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.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1997 Pontiac Grand Am? 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. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Pontiac Grand Am battery, and so can frequent short drives. 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 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 support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1997 Pontiac Grand Am running newer, longer. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1997 Grand Am. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1997 Pontiac Grand Am.

Routine upkeep for your Pontiac Grand Am suspension and steering system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). 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, perform Pontiac Grand Am suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Pontiac Grand Am's steering system with regular maintenance.

Without routine Pontiac Grand Am 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 Grand Am cooling, heating, and climate control system. Need a new Pontiac Grand Am radiator? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1997 Pontiac Grand Am maintenance.

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Stay ahead of maintenance for your 1997 Pontiac Grand Am. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your Pontiac today.

Take an active role in maintaining your 1997 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 I ignore dashboard lights on my Pontiac? 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.