Engine Tune-Up Service for Your 1997 Kia Sportage

Tune-Ups to Help Your Kia Sportage Run Better

Is your engine overdue for a tune-up? If you tend to ignore your car until something goes wrong, it could be time for a new way of doing things, particularly if you want to keep your 1997 Kia Sportage in tip-top shape. Regular engine tune-ups can optimize your Sportage’s power on the road. They're designed to help your engine start easier and run more efficiently, so you can enjoy improved fuel economy and lower emissions. When you follow the guidelines specified by Kia for your vehicle’s tune-up schedule, you can rest assured you’re investing in your Sportage’s long-term engine performance.

Engine Tune-Up for Kia Sportage

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 1997 Kia Sportage. 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*. The second service focuses on your Sportage's filters, specifically replacing the air filter and fuel 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 Sportage's fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. The result? Restored fuel system performance. Keep in mind that your Sportage's mileage and maintenance history can uniquely impact its tune-up needs. This means that a tune-up service that’s a great fit for another car may not be optimal for yours. Talk to a technician about your driving style, mileage, and service history to learn more about your vehicle's specific needs.

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

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your next 1997 Sportage 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: shaking while the engine is idling, poor fuel economy, 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 1997 Kia Sportages

  • What happens if my Kia Sportage spark plugs fail? 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 Sportage 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.
  • What do hard starts and stops do to my Sportage 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.

1997 Kia Sportage Maintenance

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

Repairs on Your 1997 Kia Sportage

Your Kia Sportage 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 1997 Kia Sportage repairs below.

Schedule Kia Sportage Tune-Up

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