1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Enhance Alfa Romeo Spider Performance with a Tune-Up

Is your engine overdue for a tune-up? If you tend to ignore your car until something goes wrong, it might be time to change your ways, especially if you want your 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider’s engine to last for a long time. Periodic tune-ups can bring more power back to your Spider’s engine. Tune-ups help your engine start smoothly and run efficiently, which can mean better fuel economy (a win for you) and lower emissions (a win for the environment). When you take your car for regular engine tune-ups as recommended by Alfa Romeo, you invest in your Spider's long-term health and engine performance.

Engine Tune-Up for Alfa Romeo Spider

Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care location has several options to choose from when it comes to Alfa Romeo Spider engine tune-up services. The standard Firestone Tune-Up is one service option. It includes a complete visual inspection of engine components, installation of new spark plugs, and a lifetime warranty on parts*. Another service option pays special attention to the filters in your Spider. Specifically, we replace the fuel filter and air filter. Our third service is a thorough cleaning of the fuel system. During this type of tune-up, we use a three-step process to get rid of harmful varnish, dirt, and carbon deposit buildup in your Spider’s fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. This goes a long way in boosting your fuel system’s overall performance. Consider this when choosing a tune-up service for your Spider: your vehicle’s maintenance record and mileage can determine which service is best. If you’re not sure what services are the best fit for your car, let us help! Chat with a Firestone technician before you jump into a specific service to ensure your engine tune-up money is well-spent.

Where to Get a Tune-Up for Your Alfa Romeo Spider

Schedule your next 1986 Spider engine tune-up service at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Follow Alfa Romeo's recommended maintenance schedule or book an appointment as soon as you notice one of the following: shaking while the engine is idling, poor fuel economy, engine knocking, or an illuminated check engine light.

*Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care teammate for full terms and conditions on warranties.

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A For 1986 Alfa Romeo Spiders

  • Will it hurt my Alfa Romeo Spider to drive with old spark plugs? Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so. Without the spark of electricity created by spark plugs, your engine doesn’t have the combustion it needs to start — which could leave you stranded on the road. Always replace your spark plugs on time based on Alfa Romeo’s recommendations.
  • What should I do if I see leaks under my Spider? Puddles could indicate that your vehicle is leaking coolant, oil, or brake fluid. Ignoring these leaks can lead to permanent engine damage, so address these symptoms ASAP with a tune-up service.
  • Are hard starts and stops bad for my Alfa Romeo Spider engine? Hard starts and stops put extra wear and tear on engine components. Smooth, gradual starts and stops, on the other hand, are a great way to help your engine run better. They can also help maximize your fuel economy.

Proactive Maintenance - 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider

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

Repair Service for Your 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider

Nothing lasts forever. Even your Alfa Romeo Spider's many parts and pieces. When something breaks, we're ready. Click on a repair below to learn more about 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider repairs.

Schedule Alfa Romeo Spider Tune-Up

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