1986 GMC G1500 Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Schedule an Appointment for Your GMC G1500 Tune-Up

If your G1500 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.

Tune-Ups to Help Your GMC G1500 Run Better

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, particularly if you want to keep your 1986 GMC G1500 in tip-top shape. Routine engine tune-ups can bring power back to your G1500. Tune-ups give your engine a boost in efficiency, 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 GMC's recommendations, you can rest assured you’re investing in your G1500’s long-term engine performance.

GMC G1500 Engine Tune-Up Services

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 1986 GMC G1500. One option is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. 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 G1500. Specifically, we replace the fuel filter and air 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 G1500's fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. The result? Restored fuel system performance. Consider this when choosing a tune-up service for your G1500: your vehicle’s maintenance record and mileage can determine which service is best. 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 GMC G1500 Tune-Up

Schedule your next 1986 G1500 engine tune-up service at Firestone Complete Auto Care. 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: 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.

1986 GMC G1500 Engine Tune-Up Q&A

  • When should GMC G1500 spark plugs be replaced? 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 GMC G1500 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 GMC G1500 engine than others? 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.

1986 GMC G1500 Maintenance

We know it’s not just a car, it’s your car. We’ll help you properly maintain your GMC G1500 to keep it on the road and running smoothly. Learn more about maintenance below.

Repairs on Your 1986 GMC G1500

Your car takes care of you, and we’ll take care of your car. When it’s time for a repair on your GMC G1500, we’re here to help. Check out more info below about 1986 GMC G1500 repairs.