1988 Jeep Cherokee Tune-Up & Engine Service

Enhance Jeep Cherokee Performance with a Tune-Up

Is it tune-up time? If you're the type of driver who waits for something to go wrong with your vehicle, now is the time to work on that habit, particularly if you want to keep your 1988 Jeep Cherokee in tip-top shape. Routine engine tune-ups can bring power back to your Cherokee. Tune-ups help your engine start smoothly and run efficiently, so you can enjoy improved fuel economy and lower emissions. When you follow the guidelines specified by Jeep for your vehicle’s tune-up schedule, you can rest assured you’re investing in your Cherokee’s long-term engine performance.

Engine Tune-Up for Jeep Cherokee

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 1988 Jeep Cherokee. One option is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. The standard Firestone Tune-Up includes new spark plugs (and installation!), a thorough inspection of engine components, and a lifetime parts warranty*. Another service option pays special attention to the filters in your Cherokee. Specifically, we replace the fuel filter and air 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 Cherokee's fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. The result? Restored fuel system performance. Consider this when choosing a tune-up service for your Cherokee: your vehicle’s maintenance record and mileage can determine which service is best. A one-size-fits-all engine tune-up procedure doesn’t necessarily exist. 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 Jeep Cherokee Tune-Up

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your next 1988 Cherokee engine tune-up. Follow Jeep's recommended maintenance schedule or book an appointment as soon as you notice one of the following: 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.

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A For 1988 Jeep Cherokees

  • When should Jeep Cherokee spark plugs be replaced? 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 does a puddle underneath my Jeep Cherokee 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 Jeep Cherokee 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.

Maintenance for Your 1988 Jeep Cherokee

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

Repair Service for Your 1988 Jeep Cherokee

Your Jeep Cherokee 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 1988 Jeep Cherokee repairs below.

Schedule an Appointment for Your Jeep Cherokee Tune-Up

If your Cherokee 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.