1988 Pontiac Safari Maintenance

Maintenance for Your 1988 Pontiac Safari

How often should I service my 1988 Pontiac Safari?

Your Guide to 1988 Pontiac Safari Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Pontiac Safari and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Safari. But how do you know what service to get and when? There's no need to guess when it's time to get Safari maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Just follow your 1988 Pontiac Safari maintenance schedule!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Pontiac, your vehicle manufacturer. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Safari running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1988 Pontiac Safari problems later.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Pontiac Safari

Bring your 1988 Pontiac Safari to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and our technicians will jump right in 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 Safari’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Could your 1988 Pontiac Safari be ready for a new battery? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Safari may need a replacement battery sooner. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Pontiac Safari battery, and so can frequent short drives. 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 Safari) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Pontiac Safari won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1988 Pontiac Safari engine. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1988 Safari. 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. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1988 Pontiac Safari.

Maintaining your Pontiac Safari 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. 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, provide Pontiac Safari steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Pontiac Safari's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Pontiac Safari maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), 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. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Pontiac Safari? We can take care of that. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1988 Pontiac Safari maintenance.

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

Stay ahead of maintenance for your 1988 Pontiac Safari. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your Pontiac today.

Take an active role in maintaining your 1988 Pontiac Safari. Get answers to common Pontiac Safari maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Pontiac Safari? 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 switch my Pontiac Safari to high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Pontiac Safari? 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? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your Pontiac Safari to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Maintain Your Pontiac Safari

Your Pontiac Safari isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.