1989 Subaru XT Scheduled Maintenance

What to Know About 1989 Subaru XT Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Subaru XT and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, your XT has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. 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. Just follow your 1989 Subaru XT maintenance schedule!

Subaru 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. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include 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 XT running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1989 Subaru XT problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Subaru XT Running Newer, Longer

Bring your 1989 Subaru XT to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your XT’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1989 Subaru XT. In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your XT may need a replacement battery sooner. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Subaru XT battery. 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, 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.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1989 Subaru XT running newer, longer. To learn how often Subaru recommends you have the oil changed in your 1989 XT, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1989 Subaru XT? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Subaru XT can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, perform Subaru XT 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 Subaru XT's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Subaru XT services, you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. 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. Need a new Subaru XT radiator? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1989 Subaru XT maintenance and repairs.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

1989 Subaru XT Maintenance Q&A

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

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Subaru XT? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1989 XT is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Subaru XT? If your Subaru XT 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? 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 XT, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Maintain Your Subaru XT

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