How often should I service my 1987 Porsche 911?
Take care of your Porsche 911 and it'll take care of you. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your 911 has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine 911 maintenance. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1987 Porsche 911!
This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Porsche themselves. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your 911 perform better, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1987 Porsche 911 problems in the future.
Bring your 1987 Porsche 911 to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services 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 911’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.
Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1987 Porsche 911. In general, car batteries only last three to 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. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Porsche 911 battery. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your 911 stranded. Your Porsche 911 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 support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1987 Porsche 911 running newer, longer. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1987 911. 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 1987 Porsche 911? We can help with that, too!
Routine upkeep for your Porsche 911 suspension and steering system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). 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 Porsche 911 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 Porsche 911's steering system with regular maintenance.
If you skip recommended Porsche 911 services, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Porsche 911 cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Porsche 911? We got it. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1987 Porsche 911 maintenance.
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