Tune Up

Auto Maintenance – Tune Up

Do the Words “Tune Up” Make Your Skin Crawl?

Everyone that owns a vehicle goes though the same drama when it comes to getting their service work done. First thing that goes through your head is “who can I trust and where should I go?”

You know the dealer costs more but you really don’t know anybody else to turn to so you start asking your friends for advice…

Our cars have always gotten very good care at reasonable costs. They are good mechanics with good work ethics and are totally honest. I recommend them without any reservations. – Robert

Your car should receive a tune-up every 2 years or 30,000 miles, whichever comes first. If you have a manufacturer’s schedule for your vehicle maintenance you should stick to it unless your car is not running well.

A tune-up generally includes several replacement parts. These parts are important to replace if you want your vehicle to perform properly.

For example: Something as simple as an air filter can cause your car to run poorly because once the air filter gets dirty your car starts to starve for air which makes the air-fuel mixture become richer and richer and can possibly cause other parts to fail.

To get the best performance out of your vehicle you need to do a tune-up when needed. A tune-up should involve replacing the air filter, spark plugs, distributor cap and rotor. Sometimes the spark plug wires, fuel filter, PCV valve and oxygen sensor also need to be replaced.

If your car has platinum plugs they may not need to be replaced with your tune-up. The platinum plugs may last up to 60,000 to 100,000 miles – and sometimes more.

Remember, a properly tuned up car will get better gas mileage. You may have a long commute each day and you don’t need to be pouring precious dollars into the gas tank just because your vehicle needs a tune up.

It’s important to turn to an auto repair shop that you can trust so that you won’t spend more than is necessary.

Call today to schedule a tune up 410-838-3116