1988 Porsche 944 Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1988 Porsche 944

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1988 Porsche 944?

Here’s Why 1988 Porsche 944 Scheduled Maintenance Matters

When it comes to your Porsche 944, 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 944. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your 944, 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 1988 Porsche 944!

Porsche 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 oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your 944 running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1988 Porsche 944 problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Porsche 944

Bring your 1988 Porsche 944 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. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your 944's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Could your 1988 Porsche 944 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). Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Porsche 944 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. If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your Porsche 944 won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1988 Porsche 944 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 1988 944. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1988 Porsche 944.

Maintaining your Porsche 944 steering and suspension system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide the appropriate Porsche 944 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 Porsche 944's steering and suspension system.

Without routine Porsche 944 maintenance, 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 944 engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Need a new Porsche 944 radiator? We can take care of that. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1988 Porsche 944 maintenance.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

1988 Porsche 944 Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 1988 Porsche 944. Get answers to common Porsche 944 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Porsche 944? 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 does my Porsche 944 need high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Porsche 944? 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 Porsche dashboard warning lights wait? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your Porsche 944 to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Maintain Your Porsche 944

Take care of your Porsche 944 and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.