1989 GMC R1500 Suburban Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

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.

Enhance GMC R1500 Suburban Performance with a Tune-Up

Is your engine overdue for a tune-up? If you're the type of driver who waits for something to go wrong with your vehicle, it could be time for a new way of doing things, particularly if you want to keep your 1989 GMC R1500 Suburban in tip-top shape. Routine engine tune-ups can bring power back to your R1500 Suburban. 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 take your car for regular engine tune-ups as recommended by GMC, you’re taking vital steps toward keeping your R1500 Suburban’s engine running smoother, longer.

Engine Tune-Up for GMC R1500 Suburban

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 1989 GMC R1500 Suburban. One option is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. 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. The result? Restored fuel system performance. Keep in mind that your R1500 Suburban's mileage and maintenance history can uniquely impact its tune-up needs. This means that a tune-up service that’s a great fit for another car may not be optimal for yours. Chat with a Firestone technician before you jump into a specific service to ensure your engine tune-up money is well-spent.

Where to Get a GMC R1500 Suburban Tune-Up

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your next 1989 R1500 Suburban engine tune-up. 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, an illuminated check engine light on your dashboard, or a knocking sound when the engine is running.

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

Questions About 1989 GMC R1500 Suburban Engine Tune-Ups

  • What happens if my GMC R1500 Suburban spark plugs fail? When it’s time to replace the spark plugs, don’t delay. These small (but vital!) parts provide the electric spark that your car needs in order to start, and old spark plugs can prevent your car from starting at all. Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so.
  • What do I do if I see a pool of liquid under my GMC R1500 Suburban? 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 hard starts and stops bad for my GMC R1500 Suburban 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.

Proactive Maintenance - 1989 GMC R1500 Suburban

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1989 GMC R1500 Suburban Repair

Your GMC R1500 Suburban 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 1989 GMC R1500 Suburban repairs below.