2009 Subaru Outback Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Tune-Ups to Help Your Subaru Outback Run Better

Is it tune-up time? If you tend to ignore your car until something goes wrong, now is the time to work on that habit, especially if you drive a 2009 Subaru Outback. Periodic tune-ups can bring more power back to your Outback’s engine. Tune-ups help your engine start smoothly and run efficiently, which can lead to lower emission levels and better fuel economy. When you take your car for regular engine tune-ups as recommended by Subaru, you can rest assured you’re investing in your Outback’s long-term engine performance.

Subaru Outback Engine Tune-Up Services

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 2009 Subaru Outback. The standard Firestone Tune-Up is one service option. The standard Firestone Tune-Up includes new spark plugs (and installation!), a thorough inspection of engine components, and a lifetime parts warranty*. Another service option pays special attention to the filters in your Outback. Specifically, we replace the fuel filter and air filter. 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 Outback. This goes a long way in boosting your fuel system’s overall performance. Keep in mind that your Outback'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 Subaru Outback Tune-Up

Schedule your next 2009 Outback engine tune-up service at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Follow Subaru's recommended maintenance schedule or book an appointment as soon as you notice one of the following: decreased gas mileage, "rough" idling or stalling when stopped, 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.

2009 Subaru Outback Engine Tune-Up Q&A

  • Will it hurt my Subaru Outback to drive with old spark plugs? 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 Outback 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.
  • Are hard starts and stops bad for my Subaru Outback engine? Hard starts and stops put extra wear and tear on engine components. Smooth, gradual starts and stops, on the other hand, are a great way to help your engine run better. They can also help maximize your fuel economy.

2009 Subaru Outback Maintenance

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

2009 Subaru Outback Repair

Your Subaru Outback 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 2009 Subaru Outback repairs below.

Schedule Your Subaru Outback Tune-Up Service Appointment

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