1986 Chevrolet Chevette Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Tune Into Your Chevrolet Chevette

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, particularly if you want to keep your 1986 Chevrolet Chevette in tip-top shape. Periodic tune-ups can bring more power back to your Chevette’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 Chevrolet, you invest in your Chevette's long-term health and engine performance.

Routine Engine Tune-Up Service for Your Chevrolet Chevette

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 1986 Chevrolet Chevette. One option is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. The standard Firestone Tune-Up includes new spark plugs (and installation!), a thorough inspection of engine components, and a lifetime parts warranty*. The second service focuses on your Chevette's filters, specifically replacing the air filter and fuel filter. The third tune-up option is a fuel system cleaning service, which is a three-step process that removes varnish, dirt, and carbon deposits on your Chevette's fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. The result? Restored fuel system performance. Here’s something to remember when choosing services: the mileage and service history of your Chevette 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 to Get a Chevrolet Chevette Tune-Up

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your next 1986 Chevette 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.

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

1986 Chevrolet Chevette Engine Tune-Up Q&A

  • When should Chevrolet Chevette spark plugs be replaced? 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 should I do if I see leaks under my Chevette? Don't ignore puddles of fluid under your Chevrolet Chevette. 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 Chevette 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 1986 Chevrolet Chevette

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

Repair Service for Your 1986 Chevrolet Chevette

Your Chevrolet Chevette 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 1986 Chevrolet Chevette repairs below.

Schedule Your Chevrolet Chevette Tune-Up Service Appointment

Keep your Chevette running newer, longer. Schedule an engine tune-up as soon as you notice your engine running differently. Make your appointment today.