Having a regular tune-up for you car can prevent a wide range of common—and expensive—vehicle problems. Tune-ups can be easy to overlook, but make sure you take your car for a thorough checkup every two years or 30,000 miles (whichever comes first). You may be wondering, “Why is this car maintenance check so important what happens during one?” Autoworks will explain what’s included in basic car tune-ups.
Basic Tune-Ups from Autoworks
What’s Involved in a Basic Tune-Up?
Scheduling routine tune-ups is similar to how a regular check-up with your doctor can help you stay healthy for years to come. It will keep your car running like new. A tune-up is a maintenance procedure in which Autoworks’ mechanics will check and adjust all of the systems in your vehicle that affect its combustion process. If you want to keep your car in top-notch condition, running smoothly and prevent breakdowns, schedule routine tune-ups with Autoworks.
At Autoworks, we thoroughly inspect the engine of your vehicle during a tune-up. In addition, we will replace worn and faulty parts. Then, we adjust the fuel-to-air mixture, replace the spark plugs and clean and adjust the points for fuel-efficient firing. These are the basic procedures always a part of our tune-up process. However, we can perform additional maintenance as well, such as adjusting the ignition timing or replacing the air filter.
Why are Tune-Ups Necessary?
Over time, your car’s engine loses efficiency through basic usage. A basic tune-up from Autoworks provides preventative maintenance to correct this loss. Thus, improving your vehicle’s economy by 4-12%.
Additionally, a basic tune-up will assist in preventing minor problems from turning into major issues. When driving away from our auto repair shop, your car will have an improved performance, increased safety and better fuel economy. Scheduling regular tune-ups allows you to invest in the long-term health of your car. Also, over time, this will help you save both time and money.
When Should I Schedule a Tune-Up?
When determining when to schedule a basic tune-up with Autoworks, keep track of your vehicle’s gas mileage. Your owner’s manual will include the manufacturer’s tune-up recommendations, so you’ll know which milestones mark the need for a tune-up.
In addition, make sure to monitor your car’s miles per gallon and watch for a decrease efficiency. If the miles per gallon average drops by 10 percent or more, schedule a tune-up with your mechanic. If you have an older car, one that pulls many heavy loads or completes a lot of stop-and-go driving, it will require more frequent tune-ups than an average car. Lastly, if your vehicle’s engine is acting strangely (frequently stalling, engine running roughly, difficulty starting the car), a tune-up is likely in order.
If your vehicle is due for a basic tune-up, stop by Autoworks. Our experienced, knowledgeable and friendly mechanics can give your car a check-up by inspecting the engine, adjusting the fuel-to-air ratio, replacing worn or faulty parts and more. Contact us with the link below for more information or to schedule your basic tune-up, minor maintenance or even a major repair with us!