How often should I service my 1988 Pontiac LeMans?
Take care of your Pontiac LeMans and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, your LeMans has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. But how do you know what service to get and when? It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine LeMans maintenance. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1988 Pontiac LeMans!
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 oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your LeMans running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1988 Pontiac LeMans problems in the future.
Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1988 Pontiac LeMans 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. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your LeMans's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.
Could your 1988 Pontiac LeMans be ready for a new battery? In general, car batteries only last three to 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 LeMans 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, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your LeMans stranded. Your Pontiac LeMans won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.
In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1988 Pontiac LeMans running newer, longer. See Pontiac's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1988 LeMans 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. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1988 Pontiac LeMans.
Maintaining your Pontiac LeMans 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. 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 the appropriate Pontiac LeMans 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 LeMans's steering and suspension system.
Without routine Pontiac LeMans maintenance, 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!). Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Pontiac LeMans cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is your Pontiac LeMans radiator in need of replacement? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1988 Pontiac LeMans maintenance.
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