1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon?

What to Know About 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Volkswagen Vanagon and it'll take care of you. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your Vanagon could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. But how do you know what service to get and when? It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Vanagon maintenance. Just follow your 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon maintenance schedule!

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. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Vanagon's life, keep you safer on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Volkswagen Vanagon Running Newer, Longer

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon 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 Vanagon’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 Vanagon. In general, car batteries only last three to five years. There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Volkswagen Vanagon battery. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. 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 Vanagon won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon engine. To learn how often Volkswagen recommends you have the oil changed in your 1987 Vanagon, check out the information table at the beginning 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 Vanagon.

Maintaining your Volkswagen Vanagon 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. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide the appropriate Volkswagen Vanagon 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 Vanagon's steering and suspension system.

Without routine Volkswagen Vanagon maintenance, 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!). Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Volkswagen Vanagon cooling, heating, and climate control system. Need a new Volkswagen Vanagon radiator? We can take care of that. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon maintenance and repairs.

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

1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Maintenance Q&A

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

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Volkswagen Vanagon? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1987 Vanagon 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 Vanagon 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 Vanagon engines.
  • Can Volkswagen dashboard warning lights wait? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Volkswagen Vanagon 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 Top-Notch Volkswagen Vanagon Maintenance Service

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