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Tune-Up Service & Engine Repair


Getting a regular tune-up is essential. It helps your vehicle stay in peak condition, keeps a pulse on any ongoing issues, and diagnoses new problems that may arise. Your car may show specific symptoms to indicate a tune-up is needed, but sometimes it will show no signs at all until it merely breaks down.

Having tune-ups performed routinely will help to ensure your vehicle continues to run smoothly. While it varies by manufacturer, it's typically recommended to have a tune-up completed every two years to check your car's all-around performance and identify areas that can be optimized or enhanced.

Signs Your Vehicle Needs A Tune-Up

  • Unusual sounds – If you hear knocking, clunking, squealing, or any sound you're not used to hearing while your vehicle runs, this is likely a cry for help!

  • Poor gas mileage – When your car isn't burning fuel at the rate it should, this results in decreased fuel efficiency and can often indicate problems with your spark plugs or fuel injectors. A tune-up can resolve these issues to eliminate unnecessary gas-guzzling.

  • Difficulty starting – Having trouble cranking up your car? This can be the result of several different issues, including battery or starter issues, but our technicians can diagnose the cause. Just don't ignore it!

  • Engine stalling – If your vehicle stalls while it's running, this might point to faulty spark plugs, clogged fuel injectors, or other problems under the hood.

  • Manufacturer recommendations – Even if your car shows no signs of trouble, performing regular tune-ups can prevent symptoms before they occur and prolong your car's life.

What's Included In A Tune-Up Service?

Our technicians at your local Brakes Plus will perform a FREE inspection of your engine and the other components under your hood. If any issues are found, you'll receive a full explanation and an estimate before any work is performed. Some tune-up services we may recommend could include:

  • Fuel filter replacement

  • Engine air filter replacement

  • Replacement of ignition components, such as the distributor cap and rotor

  • Spark plug and wire replacement

  • Adjustment of the clutch on vehicles with manual transmission

  • Serpentine belt replacement

  • Battery service, including cleaning any corrosion on the terminals

Benefits Of Regular Tune-Up Service

  • Improvement in overall vehicle performance

  • Prolonged engine life

  • Better gas mileage

  • Decreased exhaust emissions

To ensure you get the best performance and longest possible life out of your car, schedule your tune-up service at Brakes Plus today. Don't forget to check our latest offers and specials to save on your next service!