1998 Mercury Tracer Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Schedule an Appointment for Your Mercury Tracer Tune-Up

If your Tracer 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.

Tune-Ups to Help Your Mercury Tracer Run Better

Is it tune-up time? If you usually wait until your car has an issue to take it in for service, it might be time to change your ways, especially if you drive a 1998 Mercury Tracer. Routine engine tune-ups can bring power back to your Tracer. 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 get routine engine tune-ups based on Mercury's recommendations, you’re taking vital steps toward keeping your Tracer’s engine running smoother, longer.

Mercury Tracer Engine Tune-Up Services

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 1998 Mercury Tracer. 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*. The second service focuses on your Tracer's filters, specifically replacing the air filter and fuel 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 Tracer’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 Tracer'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 to Get a Tune-Up for Your Mercury Tracer

If you’re looking for 1998 Tracer engine tune-up services, head to Firestone Complete Auto Care. Follow Mercury's recommended maintenance schedule or book an appointment as soon as you notice one of the following: shaking while the engine is idling, poor fuel economy, knocking noises in the engine, or a lit up check engine light on your dashboard.

*Check with a teammate at Firestone Complete Auto Care for complete terms and conditions regarding warranties.

Questions About 1998 Mercury Tracer Engine Tune-Ups

  • Will it hurt my Mercury Tracer 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 Mercury’s recommendations.
  • What does a puddle underneath my Mercury Tracer mean? Don't ignore puddles of fluid under your Mercury Tracer. It could signal a coolant leak, brake fluid leak, or an oil leak. Let any one of these leaks linger and it could cause engine damage.
  • Are some driving habits better for my Mercury Tracer engine than others? 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.

1998 Mercury Tracer 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 Mercury Tracer.

Repair Service for Your 1998 Mercury Tracer

Your Mercury Tracer 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 1998 Mercury Tracer repairs below.