1988 Alfa Romeo Spider Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Enhance Alfa Romeo Spider Performance with a Tune-Up

Is it tune-up time? If you're the type of driver who waits for something to go wrong with your vehicle, now is the time to work on that habit, especially if you want your 1988 Alfa Romeo Spider’s engine to last for a long time. Routine engine tune-ups can bring power back to your Spider. Tune-ups help your engine start smoothly and run efficiently, so you can enjoy improved fuel economy and lower emissions. When you follow the guidelines specified by Alfa Romeo for your vehicle’s tune-up schedule, you’re taking vital steps toward keeping your Spider’s engine running smoother, longer.

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. The standard Firestone Tune-Up includes new spark plugs (and installation!), a thorough inspection of engine components, and a lifetime parts warranty*. 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 can improve your fuel system’s performance (and therefore, your engine’s performance). Here’s something to remember when choosing services: the mileage and service history of your Spider can determine what kind of service it needs. This means that a tune-up service that’s a great fit for another car may not be optimal for yours. Talk to a technician about your driving style, mileage, and service history to learn more about your vehicle's specific needs.

Where Should I Go for My Alfa Romeo Spider Tune-Up?

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your next 1988 Spider engine tune-up. Consult your vehicle’s recommended service schedule from Alfa Romeo, or make a service appointment if you notice any of these symptoms from your engine: stalling or shaky idling when you’re stopped, diminished fuel economy, engine knocking, or an illuminated check engine light.

*Check with a teammate at Firestone Complete Auto Care for complete terms and conditions regarding warranties.

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A For 1988 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. 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 Alfa Romeo Spider mean? Puddles could indicate an oil leak, coolant leak, or brake fluid leak– all of which can critically hurt your engine. Have your engine inspected as soon as you spot a pool of liquid in your usual parking spot.
  • Are some driving habits better for my Alfa Romeo Spider engine than others? Hard stops and starts can lead to premature wear on your engine’s components. Lighten up that lead foot and opt for steady, fluid starts and stops instead. Your engine (and your passengers!) will thank you.

Maintenance for Your 1988 Alfa Romeo Spider

Stay ahead of any potential issues with your Alfa Romeo Spider so your car can keep pace with life! Learn more about proper maintenance for your vehicle below.

1988 Alfa Romeo Spider Repair

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 1988 Alfa Romeo Spider repairs.

Schedule Your Alfa Romeo Spider Tune-Up Service Appointment

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.