1988 Mazda RX-7 Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Tune-Ups to Help Your Mazda RX-7 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 want your 1988 Mazda RX-7’s engine to last for a long time. Regular engine tune-ups can optimize your RX-7’s power on the road. They're designed to help your engine start easier and run more efficiently, which can lead to lower emission levels and better fuel economy. When you take your car for regular engine tune-ups as recommended by Mazda, you can rest assured you’re investing in your RX-7’s long-term engine performance.

Routine Engine Tune-Up Service for Your Mazda RX-7

Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care location has several options to choose from when it comes to Mazda RX-7 engine tune-up services. The first is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. 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 RX-7. Specifically, we replace the fuel filter and air 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 RX-7's fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. This goes a long way in boosting your fuel system’s overall performance. Keep in mind that your RX-7'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. Chat with a Firestone technician before you jump into a specific service to ensure your engine tune-up money is well-spent.

Where Should I Go for My Mazda RX-7 Tune-Up?

Schedule your next 1988 RX-7 engine tune-up service at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Consult your vehicle’s recommended service schedule from Mazda, 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 1988 Mazda RX-7s

  • Will it hurt my Mazda RX-7 to drive with old spark plugs? 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 Mazda’s recommendations.
  • What do I do if I see a pool of liquid under my Mazda RX-7? 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 Mazda RX-7 engine than others? You can make your driving habits more engine-friendly. Hard starts and stops can increase the stress on engine parts, especially over many years. Boost your fuel economy and care for your engine by using gradual, smooth starts and stops instead.

Proactive Maintenance - 1988 Mazda RX-7

We know it’s not just a car, it’s your car. We’ll help you properly maintain your Mazda RX-7 to keep it on the road and running smoothly. Learn more about maintenance below.

Repairs on Your 1988 Mazda RX-7

Your Mazda RX-7 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 1988 Mazda RX-7 repairs below.

Schedule an Appointment for Your Mazda RX-7 Tune-Up

Tune in to tune up. Listen to your RX-7 and schedule an engine tune-up at the first strange squeak, clunk, or click. Make an appointment today.