1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Tune Into Your Chevrolet Cavalier

Is it time for an engine tune-up? If you tend to ignore your car until something goes wrong, it could be time for a new way of doing things, especially if you want your 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier’s engine to last for a long time. Periodic tune-ups can bring more power back to your Cavalier’s engine. They're designed to help your engine start easier and run more efficiently, which can mean better fuel economy (a win for you) and lower emissions (a win for the environment). When you get routine engine tune-ups based on Chevrolet's recommendations, you can rest assured you’re investing in your Cavalier’s long-term engine performance.

Routine Engine Tune-Up Service for Your Chevrolet Cavalier

Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care location has several options to choose from when it comes to Chevrolet Cavalier engine tune-up services. The first 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 Cavalier. 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 Cavalier’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 Cavalier can determine what kind of service it needs. 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 Should I Go for My Chevrolet Cavalier Tune-Up?

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your next 1998 Cavalier engine tune-up. Consult your vehicle’s recommended service schedule from Chevrolet, or make a service appointment if you notice any of these symptoms from your engine: decreased gas mileage, "rough" idling or stalling when stopped, engine knocking, or an illuminated check engine light.

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

Questions About 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Engine Tune-Ups

  • Will it hurt my Chevrolet Cavalier 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 Chevrolet’s recommendations.
  • What do I do if I see a pool of liquid under my Chevrolet Cavalier? 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 Chevrolet Cavalier 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.

Maintenance for Your 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier

Take care of your vehicle and it'll take care of you. Click on a service below to learn more about properly maintaining your Chevrolet Cavalier.

Repairs on Your 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier

Your Chevrolet Cavalier 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 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier repairs below.

Schedule Chevrolet Cavalier Tune-Up

If your Cavalier is acting strange or making new noises, it could be engine tune-up time. Don’t wait until small problems get bigger. Make an appointment now.