1997 Land Rover Defender 90 Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Tune-Ups to Help Your Land Rover Defender 90 Run Better

Is it time for an engine tune-up? 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 1997 Land Rover Defender 90. Periodic tune-ups can bring more power back to your Defender 90’s engine. They're designed to help your engine start easier and run more efficiently, which can mean better fuel economy (a win for you) and lower emissions (a win for the environment). When you follow the guidelines specified by Land Rover for your vehicle’s tune-up schedule, you can rest assured you’re investing in your Defender 90’s long-term engine performance.

Engine Tune-Up for Land Rover Defender 90

Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care location has several options to choose from when it comes to Land Rover Defender 90 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*. A second service option replaces the air and fuel filter in your Defender 90. Yet another service is a fuel system cleaning process, which involves removing varnish, dirt, and carbon deposits that have built up inside the fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate in your Defender 90. This can improve your fuel system’s performance (and therefore, your engine’s performance). Keep in mind that your Defender 90's mileage and maintenance history can uniquely impact its tune-up needs. If you’re not sure what services are the best fit for your car, let us help! 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 Land Rover Defender 90

Schedule your next 1997 Defender 90 engine tune-up service at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Consult your vehicle’s recommended service schedule from Land Rover, or make a service appointment if you notice any of these symptoms from your engine: 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.

*Ask a Firestone Complete Auto Care teammate about full terms and conditions for warranties.

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A For 1997 Land Rover Defender 90s

  • Will it hurt my Land Rover Defender 90 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 do I do if I see a pool of liquid under my Land Rover Defender 90? 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 Defender 90 engine? Hard starts and stops put extra wear and tear on engine components. Smooth, gradual starts and stops, on the other hand, are a great way to help your engine run better. They can also help maximize your fuel economy.

1997 Land Rover Defender 90 Maintenance

Take care of your vehicle and it'll take care of you. Click on a service below to learn more about properly maintaining your Land Rover Defender 90.

Repair Service for Your 1997 Land Rover Defender 90

Nothing lasts forever. Even your Land Rover Defender 90's many parts and pieces. When something breaks, we're ready. Click on a repair below to learn more about 1997 Land Rover Defender 90 repairs.

Schedule an Appointment for Your Land Rover Defender 90 Tune-Up

Tune in to tune up. Listen to your Defender 90 and schedule an engine tune-up at the first strange squeak, clunk, or click. Make an appointment today.