1986 Pontiac Firebird Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Tune-Ups to Help Your Pontiac Firebird 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 want your 1986 Pontiac Firebird’s engine to last for a long time. Routine engine tune-ups can bring power back to your Firebird. 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 take your car for regular engine tune-ups as recommended by Pontiac, you’re taking vital steps toward keeping your Firebird’s engine running smoother, longer.

Routine Engine Tune-Up Service for Your Pontiac Firebird

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 1986 Pontiac Firebird. The standard Firestone Tune-Up is one service option. 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 Firebird. 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 Firebird. This can improve your fuel system’s performance (and therefore, your engine’s performance). Here’s something to remember when choosing services: the mileage and service history of your Firebird can determine what kind of service it needs. A one-size-fits-all engine tune-up procedure doesn’t necessarily exist. 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 Pontiac Firebird

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your next 1986 Firebird engine tune-up. Not sure when you’re due for a tune-up? Use Pontiac’s recommended maintenance schedule as a reference point, or schedule an appointment ASAP if you notice any of these signs: 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.

Questions About 1986 Pontiac Firebird Engine Tune-Ups

  • When should Pontiac Firebird spark plugs be replaced? 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 Pontiac’s recommendations.
  • What does a puddle underneath my Pontiac Firebird 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.
  • What do hard starts and stops do to my Firebird engine? 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.

1986 Pontiac Firebird Maintenance

Stay ahead of any potential issues with your Pontiac Firebird so your car can keep pace with life! Learn more about proper maintenance for your vehicle below.

1986 Pontiac Firebird Repair

Your Pontiac Firebird 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 1986 Pontiac Firebird repairs below.

Schedule an Appointment for Your Pontiac Firebird Tune-Up

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