2009 Acura RL Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Tune Into Your Acura RL

Is it time for an engine tune-up? If you usually wait until your car has an issue to take it in for service, it might be time to change your ways, especially if you drive a 2009 Acura RL. Periodic tune-ups can bring more power back to your RL’s engine. Tune-ups help your engine start smoothly and run efficiently, which can lead to lower emission levels and better fuel economy. When you follow the guidelines specified by Acura for your vehicle’s tune-up schedule, you’re taking vital steps toward keeping your RL’s engine running smoother, longer.

Routine Engine Tune-Up Service for Your Acura RL

Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care location has several options to choose from when it comes to Acura RL engine tune-up services. One option is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. This includes the installation of new spark plugs and a visual inspection of your engine’s components, plus a lifetime warranty on parts*. Another service option pays special attention to the filters in your RL. Specifically, we replace the fuel filter and air filter. Yet another service is a fuel system cleaning process, which involves removing varnish, dirt, and carbon deposits that have built up inside the fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate in your RL. The result? Restored fuel system performance. Consider this when choosing a tune-up service for your RL: your vehicle’s maintenance record and mileage can determine which service is best. A one-size-fits-all engine tune-up procedure doesn’t necessarily exist. Talk to a technician about your driving style, mileage, and service history to learn more about your vehicle's specific needs.

Where to Get a Tune-Up for Your Acura RL

If you’re looking for 2009 RL engine tune-up services, head to Firestone Complete Auto Care. Follow Acura's recommended maintenance schedule or book an appointment as soon as you notice one of the following: decreased gas mileage, "rough" idling or stalling when stopped, an illuminated check engine light on your dashboard, or a knocking sound when the engine is running.

*Ask a Firestone Complete Auto Care teammate about full terms and conditions for warranties.

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A For 2009 Acura RLs

  • What happens if my Acura RL spark plugs fail? Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so. Spark plugs are small but mighty. The spark of electricity that the plug emits across a small gap creates the ignition for the combustion needed to start your car. Without that spark, your car won't start.
  • What does a puddle underneath my Acura RL mean? Don't ignore puddles of fluid under your Acura RL. It could signal a coolant leak, brake fluid leak, or an oil leak. Let any one of these leaks linger and it could cause engine damage.
  • What do hard starts and stops do to my RL engine? You can make your driving habits more engine-friendly. Hard starts and stops can increase the stress on engine parts, especially over many years. Boost your fuel economy and care for your engine by using gradual, smooth starts and stops instead.

Maintenance for Your 2009 Acura RL

We know it’s not just a car, it’s your car. We’ll help you properly maintain your Acura RL to keep it on the road and running smoothly. Learn more about maintenance below.

Repairs on Your 2009 Acura RL

Your Acura RL runs best when it’s well cared for. Make sure it’s always in tip-top shape with repairs from Firestone Complete Auto Care. Learn more about 2009 Acura RL repairs below.

Schedule an Appointment for Your Acura RL Tune-Up

Tune in to tune up. Listen to your RL and schedule an engine tune-up at the first strange squeak, clunk, or click. Make an appointment today.