1989 Subaru XT Tune-Up & Engine Service

Tune Into Your Subaru XT

Is it tune-up time? If you're the type of driver who waits for something to go wrong with your vehicle, it might be time to change your ways, especially if you drive a 1989 Subaru XT. Routine engine tune-ups can bring power back to your XT. They're designed to help your engine start easier and run more efficiently, so you can enjoy improved fuel economy and lower emissions. When you follow the guidelines specified by Subaru for your vehicle’s tune-up schedule, you invest in your XT's long-term health and engine performance.

Engine Tune-Up for Subaru XT

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 1989 Subaru XT. The first is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. The standard Firestone Tune-Up includes new spark plugs (and installation!), a thorough inspection of engine components, and a lifetime parts warranty*. The second service focuses on your XT's filters, specifically replacing the air filter and fuel 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 XT’s fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. The result? Restored fuel system performance. Keep in mind that your XT's mileage and maintenance history can uniquely impact its tune-up needs. If you’re not sure what services are the best fit for your car, let us help! Talk to a technician about your driving style, mileage, and service history to learn more about your vehicle's specific needs.

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

If you’re looking for 1989 XT 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.

*Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care teammate for full terms and conditions on warranties.

Questions About 1989 Subaru XT Engine Tune-Ups

  • When should Subaru XT spark plugs be replaced? 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 XT mean? Puddles could indicate that your vehicle is leaking coolant, oil, or brake fluid. Ignoring these leaks can lead to permanent engine damage, so address these symptoms ASAP with a tune-up service.
  • Are some driving habits better for my Subaru XT engine than others? 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.

1989 Subaru XT Maintenance

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

1989 Subaru XT Repair

Nothing lasts forever. Even your Subaru XT's many parts and pieces. When something breaks, we're ready. Click on a repair below to learn more about 1989 Subaru XT repairs.

Schedule Subaru XT Tune-Up

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