1988 GMC Safari Tune-Up & Engine Service

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.

Tune Into Your GMC Safari

Is it time for an engine tune-up? If you tend to ignore your car until something goes wrong, now is the time to work on that habit, especially if you drive a 1988 GMC Safari. Routine engine tune-ups can bring power back to your Safari. Tune-ups give your engine a boost in efficiency, which can lead to lower emission levels and better fuel economy. When you get routine engine tune-ups based on GMC's recommendations, you’re taking vital steps toward keeping your Safari’s engine running smoother, longer.

GMC Safari Engine Tune-Up Services

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 1988 GMC Safari. 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 Safari'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 Safari'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 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 GMC Safari Tune-Up

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your next 1988 Safari engine tune-up. Follow GMC's recommended maintenance schedule or book an appointment as soon as you notice one of the following: shaking while the engine is idling, poor fuel economy, knocking noises in the engine, or a lit up check engine light on your dashboard.

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

Questions About 1988 GMC Safari Engine Tune-Ups

  • Will it hurt my GMC Safari 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 do I do if I see a pool of liquid under my GMC Safari? Don't ignore puddles of fluid under your GMC Safari. 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 Safari 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.

1988 GMC Safari Maintenance

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

Repair Service for Your 1988 GMC Safari

Nothing lasts forever. Even your GMC Safari's many parts and pieces. When something breaks, we're ready. Click on a repair below to learn more about 1988 GMC Safari repairs.