1998 Subaru Forester Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Enhance Subaru Forester Performance with a Tune-Up

Is your engine overdue for a tune-up? If you're the type of driver who waits for something to go wrong with your vehicle, it could be time for a new way of doing things, especially if you want your 1998 Subaru Forester’s engine to last for a long time. Routine engine tune-ups can bring power back to your Forester. 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 get routine engine tune-ups based on Subaru's recommendations, you can rest assured you’re investing in your Forester’s long-term engine performance.

Routine Engine Tune-Up Service for Your Subaru Forester

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 1998 Subaru Forester. One option is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. This includes the installation of new spark plugs and a visual inspection of your engine’s components, plus a lifetime warranty on parts*. A second service option replaces the air and fuel filter in your Forester. 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 Forester’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 Forester'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. Chat with a Firestone technician before you jump into a specific service to ensure your engine tune-up money is well-spent.

Where to Get a Tune-Up for Your Subaru Forester

If you’re looking for 1998 Forester engine tune-up services, head to Firestone Complete Auto Care. Follow Subaru'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.

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A For 1998 Subaru Foresters

  • Will it hurt my Subaru Forester 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 Subaru’s recommendations.
  • What should I do if I see leaks under my Forester? 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 Subaru Forester 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.

Maintenance for Your 1998 Subaru Forester

We know it’s not just a car, it’s your car. We’ll help you properly maintain your Subaru Forester to keep it on the road and running smoothly. Learn more about maintenance below.

Repairs on Your 1998 Subaru Forester

Your car takes care of you, and we’ll take care of your car. When it’s time for a repair on your Subaru Forester, we’re here to help. Check out more info below about 1998 Subaru Forester repairs.

Schedule Subaru Forester Tune-Up

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