When your vehicle is not running right, it may be time for a tune-up. Regardless of its brand or age, every car needs regular tune-ups. Investing in preventative measures and routine checkups can save you future headaches! Generally, a tune-up consists of checking the engine for parts that need cleaning, fixing, or replacing. Common areas under inspection include filters, spark plugs, belts and hoses, timing belts/engine timing, car fluids, rotors, and distributor caps. Many of these only require a visual inspection or a simple test.
Though tune-ups vary depending on mileage and vehicle make, they almost always include your filters and spark plugs. Though tune-ups are important, most cars do not require them as often as they require other maintenance jobs, like oil changes. If you have an older vehicle, you probably should get a tune-up every 10,000 miles. Most newer cars should be checked every 30,000 – 50,000 miles. Routine tune-ups are crucial to maintaining your engine’s performance and longevity.
As part of the tune-up, we will provide an inspection of each of the areas above and offer any needed replacements and repairs.