1988 Saab 900 Scheduled Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1988 Saab 900

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1988 Saab 900?

Here’s Why 1988 Saab 900 Scheduled Maintenance Matters

When it comes to your Saab 900, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With proactive maintenance, your 900 has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your 900, 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 Saab 900!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Saab 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; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like 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 900 running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1988 Saab 900 problems later.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Saab 900

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1988 Saab 900 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. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your 900. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1988 Saab 900. Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Saab 900 battery, and so can frequent short drives. 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, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your 900 stranded. Your Saab 900 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 1988 Saab 900 engine. See Saab's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1988 900 in the chart at the top of this page. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1988 Saab 900? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Saab 900 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, perform Saab 900 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 Saab 900's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Saab 900 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. We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your Saab 900’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is your Saab 900 radiator in need of replacement? We’ve got your back. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1988 Saab 900 maintenance.

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Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 1988 Saab 900? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 1988 Saab 900. Get answers to common Saab 900 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Saab 900? 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 Saab 900? If your Saab 900 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!
  •  Why are my Saab 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 Saab 900, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Get Work Done on Your Saab 900

Your Saab 900 isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.