2018 Kia Forte Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Tune Into Your Kia Forte

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, especially if you drive a 2018 Kia Forte. Regular engine tune-ups can optimize your Forte’s power on the road. 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 2018 Kia Forte. One option 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 Forte's filters, specifically replacing the air filter and fuel 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. 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 Kia Forte Tune-Up

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your next 2018 Forte engine tune-up. 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: stalling or shaky idling when you’re stopped, diminished fuel economy, an illuminated check engine light on your dashboard, or a knocking sound when the engine is running.

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

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A For 2018 Kia Fortes

  • 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? 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.

Proactive Maintenance - 2018 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.

Repair Service for Your 2018 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 2018 Kia Forte repairs below.

Schedule an Appointment for Your Kia Forte Tune-Up

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