1987 Subaru XT Maintenance

What to Know About 1987 Subaru XT Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Subaru XT to last as long as possible. With the right maintenance at the right time, your XT could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine XT maintenance. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1987 Subaru XT!

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. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your XT's life, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and prevent common 1987 Subaru XT problems.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Subaru XT Running Newer, Longer

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1987 Subaru XT for factory-recommended routine maintenance 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. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your XT. 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 1987 Subaru XT. Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your XT may need a replacement battery sooner. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Subaru XT 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 XT) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Subaru XT 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 1987 Subaru XT running newer, longer. To learn how often Subaru recommends you have the oil changed in your 1987 XT, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1987 Subaru XT.

Maintaining your Subaru XT 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! You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide Subaru XT steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Subaru XT's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Subaru XT services, you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). 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 XT engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is your Subaru XT radiator in need of replacement? We can take care of that. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1987 Subaru XT maintenance.

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Take an active role in maintaining your 1987 Subaru XT. Get answers to common Subaru XT maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Subaru XT alignment checked? You know your Subaru XT better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When should I switch my Subaru XT to 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 Subaru XT engines.
  • Can Subaru 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 Subaru XT to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

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