Engine Tune-Up Service for Your 1987 GMC R3500

Schedule Your GMC R3500 Tune-Up Service Appointment

Tune in to tune up. Listen to your R3500 and schedule an engine tune-up at the first strange squeak, clunk, or click. Make an appointment today.

Enhance GMC R3500 Performance with a Tune-Up

Is it tune-up time? If you tend to ignore your car until something goes wrong, it might be time to change your ways, especially if you want your 1987 GMC R3500’s engine to last for a long time. Routine engine tune-ups can bring power back to your R3500. Tune-ups give your engine a boost in efficiency, which can lead to lower emission levels and better fuel economy. When you take your car for regular engine tune-ups as recommended by GMC, you can rest assured you’re investing in your R3500’s long-term engine performance.

Engine Tune-Up for GMC R3500

The Firestone Complete Auto Care location in your community offers several GMC R3500 engine tune-up services. 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*. A second service option replaces the air and fuel filter in your R3500. 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 R3500’s fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. This can improve your fuel system’s performance (and therefore, your engine’s performance). Here’s something to remember when choosing services: the mileage and service history of your R3500 can determine what kind of service it needs. If you’re not sure what services are the best fit for your car, let us help! 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 Tune-Up for Your GMC R3500

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your next 1987 R3500 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: decreased gas mileage, "rough" idling or stalling when stopped, an illuminated check engine light on your dashboard, or a knocking sound when the engine is running.

*Check with a teammate at Firestone Complete Auto Care for complete terms and conditions regarding warranties.

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A For 1987 GMC R3500s

  • Will it hurt my GMC R3500 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 R3500? 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 R3500 engine? You can make your driving habits more engine-friendly. Hard starts and stops can increase the stress on engine parts, especially over many years. Boost your fuel economy and care for your engine by using gradual, smooth starts and stops instead.

Maintenance for Your 1987 GMC R3500

Stay ahead of any potential issues with your GMC R3500 so your car can keep pace with life! Learn more about proper maintenance for your vehicle below.

Repairs on Your 1987 GMC R3500

Your GMC R3500 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 R3500 repairs below.