1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Scheduled Maintenance

1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Maintenance Schedule

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

Maintenance for Your 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix?

Your Guide to 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Pontiac Grand Prix and it'll take care of you. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your Grand Prix 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 Prix maintenance. Just follow your 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix maintenance schedule!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Pontiac, your vehicle manufacturer. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Grand Prix perform better, increase your vehicle safety, and prevent common 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix problems.

Overview of Essential Pontiac Grand Prix Maintenance Needs

Bring your 1997 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.

Could your 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix 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 Prix may need a replacement battery sooner. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Pontiac Grand Prix battery. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. 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 prevent premature wear on your 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix engine. To learn how often Pontiac recommends you have the oil changed in your 1997 Grand Prix, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix? We can help with that, too!

Maintaining your Pontiac Grand Prix steering and suspension system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). 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. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Pontiac Grand Prix's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Pontiac Grand Prix services, 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. 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 Prix engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is your Pontiac Grand Prix radiator in need of replacement? We can take care of that. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix maintenance.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

Questions About 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix. Get answers to common Pontiac Grand Prix maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Pontiac Grand Prix alignment checked? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1997 Grand Prix is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I switch my Pontiac Grand Prix to high mileage oil? 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 Prix engines.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Pontiac? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Pontiac Grand Prix 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 Prix Maintenance Service

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