2016 Kia Forte Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Tune-Ups to Help Your Kia Forte Run Better

Is it tune-up time? If you usually wait until your car has an issue to take it in for service, it could be time for a new way of doing things, particularly if you want to keep your 2016 Kia Forte in tip-top shape. Regular engine tune-ups can optimize your Forte’s power on the road. Tune-ups help your engine start smoothly and run efficiently, 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.

Routine Engine Tune-Up Service for Your Kia Forte

Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care location has several options to choose from when it comes to Kia Forte engine tune-up services. The standard Firestone Tune-Up is one service option. 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 goes a long way in boosting your fuel system’s overall 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. A one-size-fits-all engine tune-up procedure doesn’t necessarily exist. Ask one of our technicians what your vehicle needs, based on your driving habits and your car’s current condition.

Where to Get a Tune-Up for Your Kia Forte

Schedule your next 2016 Forte engine tune-up service at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Not sure when you’re due for a tune-up? Use Kia’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, engine knocking, or an illuminated check engine light.

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

2016 Kia Forte Engine Tune-Up Q&A

  • Will it hurt my Kia Forte to drive with old spark plugs? Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so. Without the spark of electricity created by spark plugs, your engine doesn’t have the combustion it needs to start — which could leave you stranded on the road. Always replace your spark plugs on time based on Kia’s recommendations.
  • What should I do if I see leaks under my Forte? Puddles could indicate an oil leak, coolant leak, or brake fluid leak– all of which can critically hurt your engine. Have your engine inspected as soon as you spot a pool of liquid in your usual parking spot.
  • Are hard starts and stops bad for my Kia Forte 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.

Proactive Maintenance - 2016 Kia Forte

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

Repairs on Your 2016 Kia Forte

Your Kia Forte 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 2016 Kia Forte repairs below.

Schedule Your Kia Forte Tune-Up Service Appointment

If your Forte 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.