Engine Tune-Up Service for Your 1985 Subaru GL

Tune Into Your Subaru GL

Is your engine overdue for a tune-up? If you usually wait until your car has an issue to take it in for service, it could be time for a new way of doing things, particularly if you want to keep your 1985 Subaru GL in tip-top shape. Regular engine tune-ups can optimize your GL’s power on the road. Tune-ups help your engine start smoothly and run 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 Subaru, you invest in your GL's long-term health and engine performance.

Subaru GL Engine Tune-Up Services

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 1985 Subaru GL. 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*. Another service option pays special attention to the filters in your GL. Specifically, we replace the fuel filter and air filter. 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 GL’s fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. The result? Restored fuel system performance. Here’s something to remember when choosing services: the mileage and service history of your GL can determine what kind of service it needs. A one-size-fits-all engine tune-up procedure doesn’t necessarily exist. Ask one of our technicians what your vehicle needs, based on your driving habits and your car’s current condition.

Where to Get a Subaru GL Tune-Up

If you’re looking for 1985 GL engine tune-up services, head to Firestone Complete Auto Care. Not sure when you’re due for a tune-up? Use Subaru’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.

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A For 1985 Subaru GLs

  • What happens if my Subaru GL spark plugs fail? Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so. Spark plugs are small but mighty. The spark of electricity that the plug emits across a small gap creates the ignition for the combustion needed to start your car. Without that spark, your car won't start.
  • What does a puddle underneath my Subaru GL 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 GL 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 - 1985 Subaru GL

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

1985 Subaru GL Repair

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Schedule Subaru GL Tune-Up

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