2009 Kia Sorento Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Tune-Ups to Help Your Kia Sorento Run Better

Is it tune-up time? If you're the type of driver who waits for something to go wrong with your vehicle, it could be time for a new way of doing things, especially if you drive a 2009 Kia Sorento. Regular engine tune-ups can optimize your Sorento’s power on the road. Tune-ups help your engine start smoothly and run efficiently, which can mean better fuel economy (a win for you) and lower emissions (a win for the environment). When you get routine engine tune-ups based on Kia's recommendations, you’re taking vital steps toward keeping your Sorento’s engine running smoother, longer.

Kia Sorento Engine Tune-Up Services

Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care location has several options to choose from when it comes to Kia Sorento engine tune-up services. The first 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*. A second service option replaces the air and fuel filter in your Sorento. 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 Sorento's fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. This can improve your fuel system’s performance (and therefore, your engine’s performance). Consider this when choosing a tune-up service for your Sorento: 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. 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 Kia Sorento Tune-Up

Schedule your next 2009 Sorento engine tune-up service at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Follow Kia'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.

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

Questions About 2009 Kia Sorento Engine Tune-Ups

  • Will it hurt my Kia Sorento 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 does a puddle underneath my Kia Sorento mean? 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 some driving habits better for my Kia Sorento engine than others? 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 2009 Kia Sorento

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

Repairs on Your 2009 Kia Sorento

Nothing lasts forever. Even your Kia Sorento's many parts and pieces. When something breaks, we're ready. Click on a repair below to learn more about 2009 Kia Sorento repairs.

Schedule Your Kia Sorento Tune-Up Service Appointment

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