2012 Kia Forte Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Tune-Ups to Help Your Kia Forte Run Better

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 might be time to change your ways, especially if you want your 2012 Kia Forte’s engine to last for a long time. Routine engine tune-ups can bring power back to your Forte. Tune-ups give your engine a boost in efficiency, which can lead to lower emission levels and better fuel economy. When you follow the guidelines specified by Kia for your vehicle’s tune-up schedule, you invest in your Forte's long-term health and engine performance.

Kia Forte Engine Tune-Up Services

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 2012 Kia Forte. 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*. Another service option pays special attention to the filters in your Forte. Specifically, we replace the fuel filter and air filter. 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 Forte’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 Forte 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. Chat with a Firestone technician before you jump into a specific service to ensure your engine tune-up money is well-spent.

Where Should I Go for My Kia Forte Tune-Up?

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your next 2012 Forte engine tune-up. Consult your vehicle’s recommended service schedule from Kia, or make a service appointment if you notice any of these symptoms from your engine: 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.

2012 Kia Forte Engine Tune-Up Q&A

  • Will it hurt my Kia Forte 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 Kia Forte 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 Kia Forte engine? Hard starts and stops put extra wear and tear on engine components. Smooth, gradual starts and stops, on the other hand, are a great way to help your engine run better. They can also help maximize your fuel economy.

Maintenance for Your 2012 Kia Forte

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

Repairs on Your 2012 Kia Forte

Nothing lasts forever. Even your Kia Forte's many parts and pieces. When something breaks, we're ready. Click on a repair below to learn more about 2012 Kia Forte repairs.

Schedule Your Kia Forte Tune-Up Service Appointment

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