1998 Pontiac Sunfire Scheduled Maintenance

1998 Pontiac Sunfire Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 Pontiac Sunfire? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

1998 Pontiac Sunfire Maintenance Schedule

How often should I service my 1998 Pontiac Sunfire?

Your Guide to 1998 Pontiac Sunfire Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Pontiac Sunfire, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With the right maintenance at the right time, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Sunfire. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Sunfire maintenance. Just follow your 1998 Pontiac Sunfire 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. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Sunfire perform better, keep you safer on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1998 Pontiac Sunfire problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Pontiac Sunfire

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1998 Pontiac Sunfire for factory-recommended routine maintenance and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Sunfire's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Could your 1998 Pontiac Sunfire 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). Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Sunfire may need a replacement battery sooner. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Pontiac Sunfire 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 Sunfire) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Pontiac Sunfire 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 prevent premature wear on your 1998 Pontiac Sunfire engine. To learn how often Pontiac recommends you have the oil changed in your 1998 Sunfire, 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. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1998 Pontiac Sunfire? We can help with that, too!

Routine upkeep for your Pontiac Sunfire suspension and steering system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. 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, provide the appropriate Pontiac Sunfire 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. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Pontiac Sunfire's steering and suspension system.

If you fall behind on routine Pontiac Sunfire maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), 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 Sunfire engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is your Pontiac Sunfire radiator in need of replacement? We’ve got your back. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1998 Pontiac Sunfire maintenance.

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Questions About 1998 Pontiac Sunfire Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 1998 Pontiac Sunfire. Get answers to common Pontiac Sunfire maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Pontiac Sunfire? 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 Sunfire? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Pontiac Sunfire engines.
  •  Why are my Pontiac dashboard lights on? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Pontiac Sunfire, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

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