2012 Lincoln MKZ Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Tune-Ups to Help Your Lincoln MKZ Run Better

Is it tune-up time? 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 drive a 2012 Lincoln MKZ. Periodic tune-ups can bring more power back to your MKZ’s engine. Tune-ups give your engine a boost in efficiency, which can lead to lower emission levels and better fuel economy. When you take your car for regular engine tune-ups as recommended by Lincoln, you can rest assured you’re investing in your MKZ’s long-term engine performance.

Engine Tune-Up for Lincoln MKZ

Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care location has several options to choose from when it comes to Lincoln MKZ engine tune-up services. The standard Firestone Tune-Up is one service option. The standard Firestone Tune-Up includes new spark plugs (and installation!), a thorough inspection of engine components, and a lifetime parts warranty*. Another service option pays special attention to the filters in your MKZ. Specifically, we replace the fuel filter and air 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 MKZ’s fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. This goes a long way in boosting your fuel system’s overall performance. Consider this when choosing a tune-up service for your MKZ: your vehicle’s maintenance record and mileage can determine which service is best. 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 to Get a Tune-Up for Your Lincoln MKZ

Schedule your next 2012 MKZ engine tune-up service at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Follow Lincoln's recommended maintenance schedule or book an appointment as soon as you notice one of the following: 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 2012 Lincoln MKZs

  • What happens if my Lincoln MKZ spark plugs fail? Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so. Without the spark of electricity created by spark plugs, your engine doesn’t have the combustion it needs to start — which could leave you stranded on the road. Always replace your spark plugs on time based on Lincoln’s recommendations.
  • What do I do if I see a pool of liquid under my Lincoln MKZ? 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 some driving habits better for my Lincoln MKZ engine than others? 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.

2012 Lincoln MKZ 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 Lincoln MKZ.

Repairs on Your 2012 Lincoln MKZ

Your Lincoln MKZ 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 2012 Lincoln MKZ repairs below.

Schedule Lincoln MKZ Tune-Up

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