2012 GMC Acadia Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Tune-Ups to Help Your GMC Acadia Run Better

Is your engine overdue for a tune-up? If you usually wait until your car has an issue to take it in for service, it could be time for a new way of doing things, especially if you want your 2012 GMC Acadia’s engine to last for a long time. Periodic tune-ups can bring more power back to your Acadia’s engine. Tune-ups give your engine a boost in efficiency, which can lead to lower emission levels and better fuel economy. When you get routine engine tune-ups based on GMC's recommendations, you’re taking vital steps toward keeping your Acadia’s engine running smoother, longer.

GMC Acadia Engine Tune-Up Services

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 2012 GMC Acadia. The standard Firestone Tune-Up is one service option. 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 Acadia. 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 Acadia. This can improve your fuel system’s performance (and therefore, your engine’s performance). Keep in mind that your Acadia's mileage and maintenance history can uniquely impact its tune-up needs. 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 GMC Acadia Tune-Up

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your next 2012 Acadia engine tune-up. Not sure when you’re due for a tune-up? Use GMC’s recommended maintenance schedule as a reference point, or schedule an appointment ASAP if you notice any of these signs: stalling or shaky idling when you’re stopped, diminished fuel economy, knocking noises in the engine, or a lit up check engine light on your dashboard.

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

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A For 2012 GMC Acadias

  • When should GMC Acadia spark plugs be replaced? When it’s time to replace the spark plugs, don’t delay. These small (but vital!) parts provide the electric spark that your car needs in order to start, and old spark plugs can prevent your car from starting at all. Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so.
  • What should I do if I see leaks under my Acadia? 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 GMC Acadia engine? 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.

2012 GMC Acadia Maintenance

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

Repairs on Your 2012 GMC Acadia

Your GMC Acadia 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 2012 GMC Acadia repairs below.

Schedule GMC Acadia Tune-Up

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