1987 Pontiac Safari Scheduled Maintenance

1987 Pontiac Safari Maintenance Schedule

How often should I service my 1987 Pontiac Safari?

What to Know About 1987 Pontiac Safari Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Pontiac Safari, 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 Safari 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 Safari maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1987 Pontiac Safari!

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, 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. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Safari running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1987 Pontiac Safari problems in the future.

Overview of Essential Pontiac Safari Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1987 Pontiac Safari for factory-recommended routine maintenance 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 Safari'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 1987 Pontiac Safari? 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 Safari may need a replacement battery sooner. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Pontiac Safari 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 Safari stranded. Your Pontiac Safari could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1987 Pontiac Safari engine. See Pontiac's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1987 Safari in the chart at the top of this page. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. 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 1987 Pontiac Safari.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Pontiac Safari can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, perform Pontiac Safari suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Components within your Pontiac Safari's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Pontiac Safari services, 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 Safari cooling, heating, and climate control system. Need a new Pontiac Safari radiator? We’ve got your back. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1987 Pontiac Safari maintenance and repairs.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 1987 Pontiac Safari? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 1987 Pontiac Safari. Get answers to common Pontiac Safari maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Pontiac Safari alignment checked? You know your Pontiac Safari 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 use high mileage oil in my Pontiac Safari? 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 Safari engines.
  • Can Pontiac dashboard warning lights wait? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Pontiac Safari 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 Safari Maintenance Service

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Pontiac Safari maintenance appointment today.