1987 Volkswagen Jetta Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance for Your 1987 Volkswagen Jetta

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

Your Guide to 1987 Volkswagen Jetta Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Volkswagen Jetta, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With the right maintenance at the right time, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Jetta. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. There's no need to guess when it's time to get Jetta maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1987 Volkswagen Jetta!

Volkswagen 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. 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. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Jetta running for longer, keep you safer on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1987 Volkswagen Jetta problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Volkswagen Jetta Running Newer, Longer

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1987 Volkswagen Jetta and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Jetta’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1987 Volkswagen Jetta. If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and five years). Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Jetta may need a replacement battery sooner. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Volkswagen Jetta battery, and so can frequent short drives. 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. 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 Jetta 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 Jetta engine. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1987 Jetta. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1987 Volkswagen Jetta.

Maintaining your Volkswagen Jetta steering and suspension system 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! Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide Volkswagen Jetta steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Components within your Volkswagen Jetta's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Volkswagen Jetta 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 Volkswagen Jetta engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Volkswagen Jetta? We got it. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1987 Volkswagen Jetta maintenance.

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

Questions About 1987 Volkswagen Jetta Maintenance

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

  • When should I have Volkswagen Jetta alignment checked? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1987 Jetta is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I switch my Volkswagen Jetta 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 Volkswagen Jetta engines.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Volkswagen? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Volkswagen Jetta 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 Volkswagen Jetta

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Volkswagen Jetta maintenance appointment today.