HOW OFTEN SHOULD MY CAR GET A TUNE-UP?
Your car needs regular oil changes, we all know that, but when does it need a tune-up? In older cars, a tune-up was needed every 30,000-45,000 miles. Modern cars don’t need a tune-up in a traditional sense,
since there is nothing that can be adjusted and everything is controlled by a computer. In modern cars, a “tune-up” is a major service that includes an oil change, replacement of an engine air filter, spark plugs and possibly a few additional items.
A tune-up is usually recommended if a car starts running poorly (scroll down for symptoms), or when your spark plugs are due for replacement according to the maintenance schedule.
Our Tune Up proceedure
- Visually inspect the engine’s fuel-system components looking to make sure the fuel filter is clean and clog-free, that a clogged filter hasn’t caused any damage to the fuel pump, and that the fuel injectors are free of deposits and other grime.
- Visually inspect the spark plugs to gauge their age and wear.
- Check spark plug performance to make sure they are functioning properly.
- As needed, replace your vehicle’s points and condenser, if applicable.
- Check and adjust the ignition timing and idle if needed.
- Check the engine’s PCV valve.
- Check the vehicle’s engine air filter and cabin air filter.
- Check oil and coolant levels.