1987 Pontiac Sunbird Scheduled Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1987 Pontiac Sunbird

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1987 Pontiac Sunbird?

What to Know About 1987 Pontiac Sunbird Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Pontiac Sunbird to last as long as possible. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your Sunbird could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Sunbird, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 1987 Pontiac Sunbird 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 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 Sunbird running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1987 Pontiac Sunbird problems later.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Pontiac Sunbird Running Newer, Longer

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1987 Pontiac Sunbird 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 Sunbird’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Could your 1987 Pontiac Sunbird 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). Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Pontiac Sunbird 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 Sunbird 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 Sunbird engine. To learn how often Pontiac recommends you have the oil changed in your 1987 Sunbird, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. 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 1987 Pontiac Sunbird? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Pontiac Sunbird 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. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide Pontiac Sunbird 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 Sunbird's steering system with regular maintenance.

Without routine Pontiac Sunbird maintenance, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. 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 Sunbird engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Need a new Pontiac Sunbird radiator? We got it. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1987 Pontiac Sunbird maintenance and repairs.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

Questions About 1987 Pontiac Sunbird Maintenance

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

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Pontiac Sunbird? You know your Pontiac Sunbird 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 Sunbird to high mileage oil? If your Pontiac Sunbird 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 Sunbird 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 Sunbird

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