How often should I service my 1989 Pontiac Grand Prix?
When it comes to your Pontiac Grand Prix, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your Grand Prix has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. But how do you know what service to get and when? Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Grand Prix, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 1989 Pontiac Grand Prix maintenance schedule!
The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Pontiac, your vehicle manufacturer. 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. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Grand Prix's life, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1989 Pontiac Grand Prix problems in the future.
Bring your 1989 Pontiac Grand Prix to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and an expert technician will begin by performing 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 Prix’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.
Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1989 Pontiac Grand Prix. 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). 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. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Pontiac Grand Prix 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 Prix) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Pontiac Grand Prix won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.
In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1989 Pontiac Grand Prix running newer, longer. See Pontiac's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1989 Grand Prix 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. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1989 Pontiac Grand Prix? We can help with that, too!
Routine upkeep for your Pontiac Grand Prix suspension and steering system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. 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 the appropriate Pontiac Grand Prix 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 Prix's steering and suspension system.
Without routine Pontiac Grand Prix maintenance, 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. We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your Pontiac Grand Prix’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is your Pontiac Grand Prix radiator in need of replacement? We can take care of that. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1989 Pontiac Grand Prix maintenance.
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