Automotive tune ups typically align with the factory recommended maintenance for certain areas of your vehicle such as your spark plugs, engine air filter and oil changes. Most factory recommended maintenance manuals recommend changing your oil every 3,000 to 6,000 miles. However, replacing your spark plugs probably won’t be necessary till 100,000 miles. Tire rotation can vary between 6,000 to 8,000 miles and replacing your engine air filter can wait anywhere between every 15,000 to 30,000 miles. If you’ve been noticing any signs that your car isn’t driving quite right, you may be overdue for some maintenance. Clark Automotive can assist with your tune up maintenance needs. Getting factory-recommended maintenance done on schedule helps your car run more efficiently and prevent any problems in the future.
What is a tune up?
The answer will vary from garage to garage, but generally is a type of preventative and proactive maintenance which targets problem areas and resolves small issues, so they don’t increase in size. Most tune ups include a thorough engine check, to make sure there are no leaks, and that it sounds and feels right when the vehicle is running. More specifically, a typical tune up looks at fuel and air filters, spark plugs, spark plug wires, the vehicle’s battery, the PCV valve, engine belts, vehicle lights, and the tires.
Benefits Of Getting A Tune Up
For a closer look at some of the ways a tune up can improve your vehicle, check out our list of tune up benefits:
● Improved fuel mileage: A tune up can fix minor things going on within your vehicle’s engine that are responsible for a decrease in fuel economy. Culprits could also be worn or overworked brake pads, mis-aligned tires or tires that need rotation. With the cost of fuel on the rise, you could benefit!
● Smoother ride: Perhaps your car has had difficulty starting in the mornings, especially when it’s cold. A once over by your mechanic can diagnose this type of issue. From the starter to the exhaust, there are hundreds of internal components which could be the cause.
● Clear the check engine light: Each of the warning lights on your car is designed to tell you something. A certified mechanic will work to uncover why a warning light might be on and will work to resolve any issues.
Keeping Your Vehicle Tuned Up Regularly
The older the vehicle, the more often you should consider having a thorough tune up completed by your mechanic. Aside from the benefits mentioned above, you will be advised of any repairs that are needed and avoid more costly issues later on, down the road. You also keep your engine running in optimal condition, which extends the life of your vehicle and ensures safer travel for you as the driver.
Offering professional vehicle tune-up services in Blaine, Minnesota, Clark Automotive hopes that you put your trust in us to take great care of your vehicle. To schedule your next vehicle tune-up with our ASE Master Certified technicians, give us a call today at (763) 784-7944 or email email@example.com.