1988 Nissan Maxima Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Tune Into Your Nissan Maxima

Is it tune-up time? If you tend to ignore your car until something goes wrong, now is the time to work on that habit, especially if you want your 1988 Nissan Maxima’s engine to last for a long time. Regular engine tune-ups can optimize your Maxima’s power on the road. Tune-ups give your engine a boost in efficiency, which can mean better fuel economy (a win for you) and lower emissions (a win for the environment). When you get routine engine tune-ups based on Nissan's recommendations, you’re taking vital steps toward keeping your Maxima’s engine running smoother, longer.

Engine Tune-Up for Nissan Maxima

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 1988 Nissan Maxima. The standard Firestone Tune-Up is one service option. This includes the installation of new spark plugs and a visual inspection of your engine’s components, plus a lifetime warranty on parts*. Another service option pays special attention to the filters in your Maxima. 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 Maxima’s fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. The result? Restored fuel system performance. Consider this when choosing a tune-up service for your Maxima: your vehicle’s maintenance record and mileage can determine which service is best. If you’re not sure what services are the best fit for your car, let us help! 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 Nissan Maxima Tune-Up?

If you’re looking for 1988 Maxima engine tune-up services, head to Firestone Complete Auto Care. Consult your vehicle’s recommended service schedule from Nissan, or make a service appointment if you notice any of these symptoms from your engine: decreased gas mileage, "rough" idling or stalling when stopped, 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.

1988 Nissan Maxima Engine Tune-Up Q&A

  • Will it hurt my Nissan Maxima 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 does a puddle underneath my Nissan Maxima mean? 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 Nissan Maxima 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.

1988 Nissan Maxima 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 Nissan Maxima.

Repair Service for Your 1988 Nissan Maxima

Your Nissan Maxima 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 Nissan Maxima repairs below.

Schedule Your Nissan Maxima Tune-Up Service Appointment

Keep your Maxima running newer, longer. Schedule an engine tune-up as soon as you notice your engine running differently. Make your appointment today.