Have you noticed lately that your car seems to be driving sluggish or maybe even not getting the gas mileage that it once was? It may be time to take your car in for a tune-up! Tune-ups are an important part of preventative maintenance for your car. They can catch small problems before they lead to more serious and costly repairs! A simple tune-up could improve your fuel economy, lower your emissions, make your car easier to start and restore lost power to your car.
Usually the type things included in a tune-up will vary depending on the amount of miles on your car. Cars with higher mileage will need more than a simple tune-up. There are several things that will be checked and replaced during a tune-up.
Bad spark plugs can cause loss of power, slow acceleration, difficulty starting the car, misfires and poor fuel economy.
A bad air filter can reduce your gas mileage and cause unwanted debris to get into your engine components.
Fuel filter and PCV Valve:
Getting both of these replaced will ensure that your vehicle is getting the proper mixture of air and fuel. Which will help your engine to run better.
Oil wears down over time and becomes less effective in keeping the moving parts in your engine lubricated and absorbing heat from your engine.
Belts and hoses:
Usually during a tune-up all belts and hoses will be inspected for cracks and leaks. Belts help your vehicle to run smoothly. Having a belt snap could stop your vehicle from running and cause serious damage to your engine. Hoses with leaks can make your engine overheat or cause other serious issues. Hoses also run in conjunction with belts to help keep your vehicle running properly.
These are just a few of the services offered during a tune-up that may help keep you and your vehicle on the road longer. If you have any questions regarding tune-ups you can contact us