1987 GMC G1500 Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Tune Into Your GMC G1500

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, especially if you drive a 1987 GMC G1500. Routine engine tune-ups can bring power back to your G1500. Tune-ups give your engine a boost in efficiency, which can lead to lower emission levels and better fuel economy. When you follow the guidelines specified by GMC for your vehicle’s tune-up schedule, you’re taking vital steps toward keeping your G1500’s engine running smoother, longer.

GMC G1500 Engine Tune-Up Services

Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care location has several options to choose from when it comes to GMC G1500 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 G1500. 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 G1500’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 G1500 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 Tune-Up for Your GMC G1500

Schedule your next 1987 G1500 engine tune-up service at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Consult your vehicle’s recommended service schedule from GMC, 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.

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

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A For 1987 GMC G1500s

  • Will it hurt my GMC G1500 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 GMC G1500 mean? 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 G1500 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.

Maintenance for Your 1987 GMC G1500

Stay ahead of any potential issues with your GMC G1500 so your car can keep pace with life! Learn more about proper maintenance for your vehicle below.

Repairs on Your 1987 GMC G1500

Your GMC G1500 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 1987 GMC G1500 repairs below.

Schedule an Appointment for Your GMC G1500 Tune-Up

Keep your G1500 running newer, longer. Schedule an engine tune-up as soon as you notice your engine running differently. Make your appointment today.