1989 Subaru GL Maintenance Schedule

1989 Subaru GL Maintenance Schedule

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1989 Subaru GL?

What to Know About 1989 Subaru GL Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Subaru GL, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With proactive maintenance, your GL has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. But how do you know what service to get and when? It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine GL maintenance. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1989 Subaru GL!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Subaru themselves. 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 tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your GL running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1989 Subaru GL problems later.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Subaru GL

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1989 Subaru GL for factory-recommended routine maintenance and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your GL's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1989 Subaru GL? 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. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Subaru GL battery, and so can frequent short drives. 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, you may find yourself (and your trusty GL) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Subaru GL 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 1989 Subaru GL engine. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1989 GL. 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. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1989 Subaru GL.

Maintaining your Subaru GL steering and suspension system can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, perform Subaru GL 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 Subaru GL's steering system require regular maintenance.

Without routine Subaru GL 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 Subaru GL engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Need a new Subaru GL radiator? We got it. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1989 Subaru GL maintenance and repairs.

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

1989 Subaru GL Maintenance Q&A

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

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Subaru GL? 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 Subaru GL? 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 Subaru GL engines.
  •  Why are my Subaru 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 Subaru GL, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Get Work Done on Your Subaru GL

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