1987 GMC G3500 Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Schedule GMC G3500 Tune-Up

If your G3500 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 Into Your GMC G3500

Is your engine overdue for a 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 drive a 1987 GMC G3500. Periodic tune-ups can bring more power back to your G3500’s engine. Tune-ups help your engine start smoothly and run efficiently, which can lead to lower emission levels and better fuel economy. When you get routine engine tune-ups based on GMC's recommendations, you can rest assured you’re investing in your G3500’s long-term engine performance.

Engine Tune-Up for GMC G3500

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 1987 GMC G3500. The standard Firestone Tune-Up is one service option. 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 G3500. 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 G3500. The result? Restored fuel system performance. Consider this when choosing a tune-up service for your G3500: your vehicle’s maintenance record and mileage can determine which service is best. If you’re not sure what services are the best fit for your car, let us help! Ask one of our technicians what your vehicle needs, based on your driving habits and your car’s current condition.

Where to Get a GMC G3500 Tune-Up

Schedule your next 1987 G3500 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, an illuminated check engine light on your dashboard, or a knocking sound when the engine is running.

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

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A For 1987 GMC G3500s

  • Will it hurt my GMC G3500 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 should I do if I see leaks under my G3500? 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 G3500 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.

1987 GMC G3500 Maintenance

We know it’s not just a car, it’s your car. We’ll help you properly maintain your GMC G3500 to keep it on the road and running smoothly. Learn more about maintenance below.

Repairs on Your 1987 GMC G3500

Your GMC G3500 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 G3500 repairs below.