1986 Suzuki Samurai Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Tune-Ups to Help Your Suzuki Samurai Run Better

Is it tune-up time? If you tend to ignore your car until something goes wrong, it could be time for a new way of doing things, especially if you want your 1986 Suzuki Samurai’s engine to last for a long time. Routine engine tune-ups can bring power back to your Samurai. Tune-ups give your engine a boost in efficiency, so you can enjoy improved fuel economy and lower emissions. When you take your car for regular engine tune-ups as recommended by Suzuki, you invest in your Samurai's long-term health and engine performance.

Engine Tune-Up for Suzuki Samurai

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 1986 Suzuki Samurai. 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*. Another service option pays special attention to the filters in your Samurai. Specifically, we replace the fuel filter and air filter. The third tune-up option is a fuel system cleaning service, which is a three-step process that removes varnish, dirt, and carbon deposits on your Samurai'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 Samurai can determine what kind of service it needs. 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 to Get a Tune-Up for Your Suzuki Samurai

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your next 1986 Samurai engine tune-up. Follow Suzuki'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, knocking noises in the engine, or a lit up check engine light on your dashboard.

*Ask a Firestone Complete Auto Care teammate about full terms and conditions for warranties.

1986 Suzuki Samurai Engine Tune-Up Q&A

  • When should Suzuki Samurai 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 Suzuki’s recommendations.
  • What should I do if I see leaks under my Samurai? Don't ignore puddles of fluid under your Suzuki Samurai. 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 Samurai engine? You can make your driving habits more engine-friendly. Hard starts and stops can increase the stress on engine parts, especially over many years. Boost your fuel economy and care for your engine by using gradual, smooth starts and stops instead.

Maintenance for Your 1986 Suzuki Samurai

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

1986 Suzuki Samurai Repair

Your Suzuki Samurai 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 1986 Suzuki Samurai repairs below.

Schedule Suzuki Samurai Tune-Up

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