1989 Pontiac Safari Scheduled Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1989 Pontiac Safari

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1989 Pontiac Safari?

Your Guide to 1989 Pontiac Safari Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Pontiac Safari and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, your Safari 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. There's no need to guess when it's time to get Safari maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1989 Pontiac Safari!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Pontiac themselves. 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; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of 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 Safari's life, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1989 Pontiac Safari problems in the future.

Overview of Essential Pontiac Safari Maintenance Needs

Bring your 1989 Pontiac Safari to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. 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.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1989 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). 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 Safari battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your Pontiac Safari could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can help your 1989 Pontiac Safari's engine run smoother. To learn how often Pontiac recommends you have the oil changed in your 1989 Safari, 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. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1989 Pontiac Safari? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Pontiac Safari 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! Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide the appropriate Pontiac Safari 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. Components within your Pontiac Safari's steering system require regular maintenance.

Without routine Pontiac Safari 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. 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 your Pontiac Safari radiator in need of replacement? We got it. A/C smelling musty? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1989 Pontiac Safari maintenance.

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

1989 Pontiac Safari Maintenance Questions

Take an active role in maintaining your 1989 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? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1989 Safari 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 Safari to high mileage oil? If your Pontiac Safari has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  •  Why are my Pontiac dashboard lights on? 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 Work Done on Your Pontiac Safari

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