Auto Tune Ups
What is an auto tune up?
Most newer vehicles need a tune-up every 30,000 to 50,000 miles. If you drive an older vehicle, talk with your mechanic and make a schedule that meets your vehicle's needs when it comes to automotive tune-ups. A tune-up can mean different things to different drivers and mechanics, so it's managing your expectations about what your mechanic is looking for and repairing when they perform a tune-up is important.
What Does a Tune Up Include?
Most tune ups include the following services:
- Air Filter Replacement
- Spark Plug Inspection and Replacement
- Ignition Component (distributor cap and wires) Inspection and Replacement
- Fuel Filter Replacement
- Computer Diagnostics and Error Code Inspection
- Oil and Oil filter Change
How Long Will a Tune Up Take?
The time it takes to tune up your vehicle will vary, but a mechanic will need 2-4 hours to complete the tune-up for most vehicles.
Why Do You Need a Tune-Up?
A tune-up is critical to your car's preventative maintenance schedule. When you get a tune-up, your mechanic inspects your vehicle's major systems and can often spot problems in their infancy and before they cause more extensive and expensive damage. The most-used and fastest-to-wear-out vehicle parts get a good once over by your mechanic and will be replaced before they fail. Tune-ups allow your mechanic to adjust settings and improve the performance of your vehicle as well.
If you live in the Germantown, MD, area, Precision Auto should be your go-to vehicle maintenance and repair service center. The qualified technicians at Precision Auto know what your car needs and when it needs it, including tune-ups. If your car is approaching the 30,000 to 50,000-mile marker, it's time to call Precision Auto and make an appointment for a tune-up.