1985 GMC K1500 Suburban Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Schedule GMC K1500 Suburban Tune-Up

If your K1500 Suburban 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 K1500 Suburban Run Better

Is it time for an engine tune-up? If you usually wait until your car has an issue to take it in for service, now is the time to work on that habit, particularly if you want to keep your 1985 GMC K1500 Suburban in tip-top shape. Periodic tune-ups can bring more power back to your K1500 Suburban’s engine. They're designed to help your engine start easier and run more efficiently, so you can enjoy improved fuel economy and lower emissions. When you get routine engine tune-ups based on GMC's recommendations, you invest in your K1500 Suburban's long-term health and engine performance.

Routine Engine Tune-Up Service for Your GMC K1500 Suburban

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 1985 GMC K1500 Suburban. The first 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*. Another service option pays special attention to the filters in your K1500 Suburban. 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 K1500 Suburban. This goes a long way in boosting your fuel system’s overall performance. Consider this when choosing a tune-up service for your K1500 Suburban: your vehicle’s maintenance record and mileage can determine which service is best. A one-size-fits-all engine tune-up procedure doesn’t necessarily exist. 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 K1500 Suburban Tune-Up

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your next 1985 K1500 Suburban engine tune-up. Follow GMC's recommended maintenance schedule or book an appointment as soon as you notice one of the following: 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 1985 GMC K1500 Suburbans

  • When should GMC K1500 Suburban 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 GMC’s recommendations.
  • What should I do if I see leaks under my K1500 Suburban? Don't ignore puddles of fluid under your GMC K1500 Suburban. 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.
  • Are hard starts and stops bad for my GMC K1500 Suburban 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 1985 GMC K1500 Suburban

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Repair Service for Your 1985 GMC K1500 Suburban

Nothing lasts forever. Even your GMC K1500 Suburban's many parts and pieces. When something breaks, we're ready. Click on a repair below to learn more about 1985 GMC K1500 Suburban repairs.