1988 Suzuki Samurai Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Enhance Suzuki Samurai Performance with a Tune-Up

Is your engine overdue for a tune-up? If you usually wait until your car has an issue to take it in for service, now is the time to work on that habit, especially if you drive a 1988 Suzuki Samurai. 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 follow the guidelines specified by Suzuki for your vehicle’s tune-up schedule, you can rest assured you’re investing in your Samurai’s long-term engine performance.

Engine Tune-Up for Suzuki Samurai

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 1988 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*. A second service option replaces the air and fuel filter in your Samurai. 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 Samurai. This can improve your fuel system’s performance (and therefore, your engine’s performance). Keep in mind that your Samurai'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 Suzuki Samurai Tune-Up?

Schedule your next 1988 Samurai engine tune-up service at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Not sure when you’re due for a tune-up? Use Suzuki’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, engine knocking, or an illuminated check engine light.

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

Questions About 1988 Suzuki Samurai Engine Tune-Ups

  • Will it hurt my Suzuki Samurai 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 Suzuki Samurai 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 some driving habits better for my Suzuki Samurai engine than others? 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.

Proactive Maintenance - 1988 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.

Repairs on Your 1988 Suzuki Samurai

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 1988 Suzuki Samurai repairs below.

Schedule Your Suzuki Samurai Tune-Up Service Appointment

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.