1998 Kia Sportage Tune-Up & Engine Service

Tune Into Your Kia Sportage

Is it time for an engine tune-up? If you tend to ignore your car until something goes wrong, it could be time for a new way of doing things, especially if you want your 1998 Kia Sportage’s engine to last for a long time. Routine engine tune-ups can bring power back to your Sportage. Tune-ups give your engine a boost in efficiency, 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 invest in your Sportage's long-term health and engine performance.

Routine Engine Tune-Up Service for Your Kia Sportage

Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care location has several options to choose from when it comes to Kia Sportage engine tune-up services. 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. This can improve your fuel system’s performance (and therefore, your engine’s performance). Consider this when choosing a tune-up service for your Sportage: 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. Chat with a Firestone technician before you jump into a specific service to ensure your engine tune-up money is well-spent.

Where to Get a Tune-Up for Your Kia Sportage

If you’re looking for 1998 Sportage engine tune-up services, head to Firestone Complete Auto Care. 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, 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 1998 Kia Sportages

  • Will it hurt my Kia Sportage 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 should I do if I see leaks under my Sportage? 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.
  • 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.

Maintenance for Your 1998 Kia Sportage

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 1998 Kia Sportage

Nothing lasts forever. Even your Kia Sportage's many parts and pieces. When something breaks, we're ready. Click on a repair below to learn more about 1998 Kia Sportage repairs.

Schedule Your Kia Sportage Tune-Up Service Appointment

If your Sportage 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.