1987 Pontiac Sunbird Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Tune Into Your Pontiac Sunbird

Is it tune-up time? If you tend to ignore your car until something goes wrong, it might be time to change your ways, particularly if you want to keep your 1987 Pontiac Sunbird in tip-top shape. Periodic tune-ups can bring more power back to your Sunbird’s engine. 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 take your car for regular engine tune-ups as recommended by Pontiac, you invest in your Sunbird's long-term health and engine performance.

Pontiac Sunbird Engine Tune-Up Services

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 1987 Pontiac Sunbird. One option is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. It includes a complete visual inspection of engine components, installation of new spark plugs, and a lifetime warranty on parts*. Another service option pays special attention to the filters in your Sunbird. 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 Sunbird's fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. This can improve your fuel system’s performance (and therefore, your engine’s performance). Keep in mind that your Sunbird'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. Ask one of our technicians what your vehicle needs, based on your driving habits and your car’s current condition.

Where to Get a Pontiac Sunbird Tune-Up

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your next 1987 Sunbird engine tune-up. Follow Pontiac's recommended maintenance schedule or book an appointment as soon as you notice one of the following: stalling or shaky idling when you’re stopped, diminished fuel economy, engine knocking, or an illuminated check engine light.

*Ask a Firestone Complete Auto Care teammate about full terms and conditions for warranties.

Questions About 1987 Pontiac Sunbird Engine Tune-Ups

  • What happens if my Pontiac Sunbird spark plugs fail? 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 do I do if I see a pool of liquid under my Pontiac Sunbird? Don't ignore puddles of fluid under your Pontiac Sunbird. 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 hard starts and stops bad for my Pontiac Sunbird 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.

1987 Pontiac Sunbird Maintenance

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1987 Pontiac Sunbird Repair

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Schedule Your Pontiac Sunbird Tune-Up Service Appointment

If your Sunbird 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.