1990 Pontiac Sunbird Maintenance Schedule

1990 Pontiac Sunbird Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1990 Pontiac Sunbird? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Maintenance for Your 1990 Pontiac Sunbird

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1990 Pontiac Sunbird?

Here’s Why 1990 Pontiac Sunbird Scheduled Maintenance Matters

When it comes to your Pontiac Sunbird, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With proactive maintenance, your Sunbird could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. But how do you know what service to get and when? 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 1990 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. 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 maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1990 Pontiac Sunbird problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Pontiac Sunbird Running Newer, Longer

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1990 Pontiac Sunbird for factory-recommended routine maintenance and an expert technician will begin by performing 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 Sunbird's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1990 Pontiac Sunbird? 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. 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. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. 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.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1990 Pontiac Sunbird running newer, longer. To learn how often Pontiac recommends you have the oil changed in your 1990 Sunbird, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. 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 1990 Pontiac Sunbird.

Maintaining your Pontiac Sunbird steering and suspension system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. 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. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Pontiac Sunbird's steering system with regular maintenance.

Without routine Pontiac Sunbird maintenance, 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 your Pontiac Sunbird radiator in need of replacement? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1990 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 1990 Pontiac Sunbird. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your Pontiac today.

Take an active role in maintaining your 1990 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? 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!
  • Can Pontiac dashboard warning lights wait? 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

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