1988 GMC R1500 Suburban Tune-Up & Engine Service

Schedule an Appointment for Your GMC R1500 Suburban Tune-Up

If your R1500 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 R1500 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, it might be time to change your ways, particularly if you want to keep your 1988 GMC R1500 Suburban in tip-top shape. Periodic tune-ups can bring more power back to your R1500 Suburban’s engine. They're designed to help your engine start easier and run more efficiently, 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’re taking vital steps toward keeping your R1500 Suburban’s engine running smoother, longer.

GMC R1500 Suburban Engine Tune-Up Services

The Firestone Complete Auto Care location in your community offers several GMC R1500 Suburban engine tune-up services. 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*. The second service focuses on your R1500 Suburban's filters, specifically replacing the air filter and fuel 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 R1500 Suburban's fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. This goes a long way in boosting your fuel system’s overall performance. Here’s something to remember when choosing services: the mileage and service history of your R1500 Suburban can determine what kind of service it 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 Tune-Up for Your GMC R1500 Suburban

Schedule your next 1988 R1500 Suburban 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: decreased gas mileage, "rough" idling or stalling when stopped, engine knocking, or an illuminated check engine light.

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

1988 GMC R1500 Suburban Engine Tune-Up Q&A

  • When should GMC R1500 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 does a puddle underneath my GMC R1500 Suburban 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 R1500 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.

Proactive Maintenance - 1988 GMC R1500 Suburban

We know it’s not just a car, it’s your car. We’ll help you properly maintain your GMC R1500 Suburban to keep it on the road and running smoothly. Learn more about maintenance below.

Repair Service for Your 1988 GMC R1500 Suburban

Your car takes care of you, and we’ll take care of your car. When it’s time for a repair on your GMC R1500 Suburban, we’re here to help. Check out more info below about 1988 GMC R1500 Suburban repairs.