1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet Maintenance

1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet Maintenance Schedule

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet?

Your Guide to 1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Volkswagen Cabriolet to last as long as possible. With the right maintenance at the right time, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Cabriolet. But how do you know what service to get and when? There's no need to guess when it's time to get Cabriolet maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Volkswagen themselves. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Cabriolet perform better, keep you safer on the road, and prevent common 1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet problems.

Overview of Essential Volkswagen Cabriolet Maintenance Needs

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet and our technicians will jump right in with 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 Cabriolet's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Could your 1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet be ready for a new battery? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Cabriolet may need a replacement battery sooner. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Volkswagen Cabriolet battery. 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 Volkswagen Cabriolet won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet engine. See Volkswagen's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1987 Cabriolet 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. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Volkswagen Cabriolet can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). 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 the appropriate Volkswagen Cabriolet steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Volkswagen Cabriolet's steering and suspension system.

If you fall behind on routine Volkswagen Cabriolet maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), 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. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Volkswagen Cabriolet cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is your Volkswagen Cabriolet radiator in need of replacement? We can take care of that. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet maintenance.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet Maintenance Questions

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

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Volkswagen Cabriolet? You know your Volkswagen Cabriolet 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 does my Volkswagen Cabriolet need high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Volkswagen Cabriolet? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  •  Why are my Volkswagen dashboard lights on? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Volkswagen Cabriolet 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.

Maintain Your Volkswagen Cabriolet

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