1989 Subaru RX Maintenance

Maintenance for Your 1989 Subaru RX

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1989 Subaru RX?

Your Guide to 1989 Subaru RX Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Subaru RX, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With proactive maintenance, your RX could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. But how do you know what service to get and when? Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your RX, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1989 Subaru RX!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Subaru 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, 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. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your RX perform better, increase your vehicle safety, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1989 Subaru RX problems later.

Overview of Essential Subaru RX Maintenance Needs

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1989 Subaru RX and an expert technician will begin by performing 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. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your RX’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Could your 1989 Subaru RX be ready for a new battery? In general, car batteries only last 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 Subaru RX battery, and so can frequent short drives. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! 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 Subaru RX 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 prevent premature wear on your 1989 Subaru RX engine. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1989 RX. 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. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1989 Subaru RX? We can help with that, too!

Maintaining your Subaru RX 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. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide Subaru RX steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Subaru RX's steering and suspension system.

If you skip recommended Subaru RX 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 Subaru RX cooling, heating, and climate control system. Need a new Subaru RX 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 spot for 1989 Subaru RX maintenance.

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

Stay ahead of maintenance for your 1989 Subaru RX. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your Subaru today.

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

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Subaru RX? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1989 RX is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I switch my Subaru RX to high mileage oil? If your Subaru RX 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!
  • Can Subaru dashboard warning lights wait? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Subaru RX in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Get Work Done on Your Subaru RX

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