1985 GMC Safari Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Tune-Ups to Help Your GMC Safari Run Better

Is it time for an engine tune-up? If you're the type of driver who waits for something to go wrong with your vehicle, it might be time to change your ways, especially if you drive a 1985 GMC Safari. Routine engine tune-ups can bring power back to your Safari. 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 can rest assured you’re investing in your Safari’s long-term engine performance.

Engine Tune-Up for GMC Safari

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 1985 GMC Safari. The first is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. It includes a complete visual inspection of engine components, installation of new spark plugs, and a lifetime warranty on parts*. The second service focuses on your Safari's filters, specifically replacing the air filter and fuel 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 Safari. The result? Restored fuel system performance. Here’s something to remember when choosing services: the mileage and service history of your Safari can determine what kind of service it needs. This means that a tune-up service that’s a great fit for another car may not be optimal for yours. 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 Safari

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your next 1985 Safari engine tune-up. 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, knocking noises in the engine, or a lit up check engine light on your dashboard.

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

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A For 1985 GMC Safaris

  • Will it hurt my GMC Safari to drive with old spark plugs? 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 does a puddle underneath my GMC Safari 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 Safari 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 1985 GMC Safari

Take care of your vehicle and it'll take care of you. Click on a service below to learn more about properly maintaining your GMC Safari.

Repairs on Your 1985 GMC Safari

Your GMC Safari 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 1985 GMC Safari repairs below.

Schedule Your GMC Safari Tune-Up Service Appointment

Keep your Safari running newer, longer. Schedule an engine tune-up as soon as you notice your engine running differently. Make your appointment today.