Engine Tune-Up Service for Your 2012 Subaru Forester

Tune Into Your Subaru Forester

Is it time for an engine tune-up? If you tend to ignore your car until something goes wrong, now is the time to work on that habit, particularly if you want to keep your 2012 Subaru Forester in tip-top shape. Periodic tune-ups can bring more power back to your Forester’s engine. Tune-ups give your engine a boost in efficiency, which can lead to lower emission levels and better fuel economy. When you get routine engine tune-ups based on Subaru's recommendations, you invest in your Forester's long-term health and engine performance.

Routine Engine Tune-Up Service for Your Subaru Forester

The Firestone Complete Auto Care location in your community offers several Subaru Forester engine tune-up services. The first 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*. 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). Consider this when choosing a tune-up service for your Forester: 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! Ask one of our technicians what your vehicle needs, based on your driving habits and your car’s current condition.

Where Should I Go for My Subaru Forester Tune-Up?

If you’re looking for 2012 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: shaking while the engine is idling, poor fuel economy, 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.

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A For 2012 Subaru Foresters

  • When should Subaru Forester 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 Subaru’s recommendations.
  • What does a puddle underneath my Subaru Forester mean? Don't ignore puddles of fluid under your Subaru Forester. 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 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.

Proactive Maintenance - 2012 Subaru Forester

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

Repairs on Your 2012 Subaru Forester

Your Subaru Forester 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 2012 Subaru Forester repairs below.

Schedule an Appointment for Your Subaru Forester Tune-Up

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