Getting a tune up can save you a lot of money over the long run, because technicians can identify small problems before they become large ones and make the appropriate repairs. When you get a tune up, there are a number of services performed, including an engine inspection, replacement of worn-out filters and replacement of worn-out spark plugs. Each of these services has unique benefits.
Inspection & Diagnostics
During a tune-up, technicians visually inspect your vehicle’s engine and engine compartment, looking for signs of wear and tear. They check your hoses, belts, battery and your fluids, looking for anything out of the ordinary. They also perform a detailed diagnostic test of your engine, which is a procedure designed to catch problems before they put your vehicle out of commission. Inspection and diagnostic reports are normally provided after tune ups, giving you a better idea of how your vehicle is performing and its current condition.
Replacement of Filters
If your air filter is worn-out or not functioning properly, it will normally be identified during a tune up. This is important, because the air filter impacts the overall functionality of your vehicle. Technicians will replace bad or broken filters during a tune up while conducting other inspections and services, cutting down on the overall cost of repairs made to your vehicle. Tune ups are one of the most cost-effective ways to make sure your vehicle’s components, including its filters, are in proper functioning order.
Replacement of Spark Plugs
Your spark plugs impact the performance of your vehicle while it’s in motion, but they’re not easy components to diagnosis or troubleshoot on your own. During a tune up, spark plugs are tested by technicians and they’re replaced, if they are not functioning properly or if they are approaching the end of their useful lives. The benefits of this service cannot be understated, because if your spark plugs are not firing properly you’ll definitely feel it when you drive. Old spark plugs are disposed of during service, and new ones are installed while the rest of your vehicle is being examined, further saving you money.
When it comes to getting tune ups, there is no substitute for quality inspection and service. Having your engine inspected and filters or spark plugs replaced on a regular basis can keep your car running smoothly for many years to come. Please contact us to schedule your next vehicle tune up.