1989 Porsche 911 Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1989 Porsche 911

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1989 Porsche 911?

Your Guide to 1989 Porsche 911 Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Porsche 911 to last as long as possible. With the right maintenance at the right time, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your 911. 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. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1989 Porsche 911!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Porsche themselves. 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, recommended maintenance usually includes services like 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 prevent common 1989 Porsche 911 problems.

Overview of Essential Porsche 911 Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1989 Porsche 911 for factory-recommended routine maintenance and our technicians will jump right in 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. 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.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1989 Porsche 911? 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 911 may need a replacement battery sooner. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Porsche 911 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 911) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Porsche 911 won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1989 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 1989 911. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. 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 1989 Porsche 911.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Porsche 911 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 Porsche 911 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 Porsche 911's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Porsche 911 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 Porsche 911 engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Porsche 911? We’ve got your back. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1989 Porsche 911 maintenance and repairs.

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 Porsche 911? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 1989 Porsche 911. Get answers to common Porsche 911 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Porsche 911? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1989 911 is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When does my Porsche 911 need high mileage oil? 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 Porsche 911 engines.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Porsche? 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 Porsche 911, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Maintain Your Porsche 911

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Porsche 911 maintenance appointment today.