1988 Pontiac Sunbird Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance for Your 1988 Pontiac Sunbird

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1988 Pontiac Sunbird?

Here’s Why 1988 Pontiac Sunbird Scheduled Maintenance Matters

When it comes to your Pontiac Sunbird, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Sunbird. But how do you know what service to get and when? There's no need to guess when it's time to get Sunbird maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Just follow your 1988 Pontiac Sunbird maintenance schedule!

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 tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Sunbird perform better, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1988 Pontiac Sunbird problems later.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Pontiac Sunbird

Bring your 1988 Pontiac Sunbird to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services 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. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Sunbird. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Could your 1988 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 won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

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 1988 Pontiac Sunbird engine. To learn how often Pontiac recommends you have the oil changed in your 1988 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. 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 1988 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. 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, perform Pontiac Sunbird 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 Sunbird's steering system require 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. We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your Pontiac Sunbird’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Pontiac Sunbird? We can take care of that. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1988 Pontiac Sunbird 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 Sunbird. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your Pontiac today.

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

  • When should I have Pontiac Sunbird alignment checked? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Pontiac Sunbird? 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? 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 Sunbird to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Get Top-Notch Pontiac Sunbird Maintenance Service

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.