Getting a regular tune-up is essential. It helps maintain your vehicle in top condition, keeps a pulse on any ongoing issues, and diagnoses new problems that may arise. Your car may show specific symptoms that indicate a tune-up is needed, but sometimes it will show no signs at all until it merely breaks down. Having tune-ups done on a routine schedule will ensure your vehicle continues to run smoothly.
Check your manufacturer recommendations, but usually a tune-up needs to be completed every two years to check the car's all-around performance and identify areas that can be optimized or enhanced.
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! The team at Brakes Plus can identify the origin of the sound and perform a tune-up where necessary to eliminate it.
Poor gas mileage – When your car isn't burning fuel at the rate it should, this results in decreased fuel efficiency. This often indicates 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, and 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 tune-ups on a schedule can prevent symptoms from occurring and prolong your car's life. Refer to your manufacturer recommendations for your vehicle's tune-up schedule, and when in doubt, ask an expert at Brakes Plus.
The 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 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
Improvement in overall vehicle performance
Prolonged engine life
Better gas mileage
Decreased exhaust emissions
Schedule an appointment for a tune-up service and we will help ensure you get the best performance and longest life possible out of your car!