2017 Subaru Outback Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Tune Into Your Subaru Outback

Is it tune-up time? If you're the type of driver who waits for something to go wrong with your vehicle, now is the time to work on that habit, especially if you drive a 2017 Subaru Outback. Regular engine tune-ups can optimize your Outback’s power on the road. 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 follow the guidelines specified by Subaru for your vehicle’s tune-up schedule, you invest in your Outback's long-term health and engine performance.

Routine Engine Tune-Up Service for Your Subaru Outback

The Firestone Complete Auto Care location in your community offers several Subaru Outback 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 Outback. 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 Outback’s fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. 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. A one-size-fits-all engine tune-up procedure doesn’t necessarily exist. Talk to a technician about your driving style, mileage, and service history to learn more about your vehicle's specific needs.

Where to Get a Tune-Up for Your Subaru Outback

If you’re looking for 2017 Outback engine tune-up services, head to Firestone Complete Auto Care. Consult your vehicle’s recommended service schedule from Subaru, or make a service appointment if you notice any of these symptoms from your engine: 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.

*Check with a teammate at Firestone Complete Auto Care for complete terms and conditions regarding warranties.

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A For 2017 Subaru Outbacks

  • 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. 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 Outback? Don't ignore puddles of fluid under your Subaru Outback. 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.
  • What do hard starts and stops do to my Outback 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 2017 Subaru Outback

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.

Repairs on Your 2017 Subaru Outback

Your car takes care of you, and we’ll take care of your car. When it’s time for a repair on your Subaru Outback, we’re here to help. Check out more info below about 2017 Subaru Outback repairs.

Schedule Subaru Outback Tune-Up

If your Outback 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.