1988 Pontiac Safari Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Enhance Pontiac Safari Performance with a Tune-Up

Is it time for an engine tune-up? If you're the type of driver who waits for something to go wrong with your vehicle, now is the time to work on that habit, especially if you want your 1988 Pontiac Safari’s engine to last for a long time. Routine engine tune-ups can bring power back to your Safari. 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 Pontiac, you invest in your Safari's long-term health and engine performance.

Routine Engine Tune-Up Service for Your Pontiac Safari

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 1988 Pontiac Safari. 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 Safari. 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 Safari. The result? Restored fuel system performance. Keep in mind that your Safari's mileage and maintenance history can uniquely impact its tune-up 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 Should I Go for My Pontiac Safari Tune-Up?

If you’re looking for 1988 Safari engine tune-up services, head to Firestone Complete Auto Care. 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, engine knocking, or an illuminated check engine light.

*Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care teammate for full terms and conditions on warranties.

Questions About 1988 Pontiac Safari Engine Tune-Ups

  • What happens if my Pontiac Safari 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 Pontiac’s recommendations.
  • What do I do if I see a pool of liquid under my Pontiac Safari? 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 hard starts and stops bad for my Pontiac Safari engine? 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.

1988 Pontiac Safari 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 Pontiac Safari.

Repair Service for Your 1988 Pontiac Safari

Your Pontiac Safari 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 Pontiac Safari repairs below.

Schedule Pontiac Safari Tune-Up

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