1989 Pontiac Sunbird Maintenance

1989 Pontiac Sunbird Maintenance Schedule

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1989 Pontiac Sunbird?

Your Guide to 1989 Pontiac Sunbird Scheduled Maintenance

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, 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. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1989 Pontiac Sunbird!

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. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Sunbird's life, increase your vehicle safety, and prevent common 1989 Pontiac Sunbird problems.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Pontiac Sunbird Running Newer, Longer

Bring your 1989 Pontiac Sunbird 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. 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.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1989 Pontiac Sunbird? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Sunbird may need a replacement battery sooner. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall 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! Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty Sunbird) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Pontiac Sunbird 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 Sunbird's engine run smoother. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1989 Sunbird. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1989 Pontiac Sunbird.

Maintaining your Pontiac Sunbird 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. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, 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. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Pontiac Sunbird's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Pontiac Sunbird 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 Sunbird cooling, heating, and climate control system. 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 1989 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.

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 1989 Pontiac Sunbird? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 1989 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? 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? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Pontiac Sunbird? 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? 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.