Engine Tune-Up: Is it Time for my Car to Have One?
If you can’t remember the last time you had your car tuned up, it may be starting to show signs of wear. Engine tune-ups keep your car running optimally and can help head off more serious issues down the road. By the end of this blog post, you will know exactly what a tune-up is, when your car needs one, and all of the benefits that come with it.
We’ve also included a list of components that are usually checked during a tune-up. Keep your beloved car running smoothly for years to come by keeping up with regular tune-ups!
An Engine tune-up is a type of preventative maintenance that focuses on your car’s engine. Your car’s make and model dictates how often you need one, though most cars fall between 30,000 to 50,000 miles.
If your car isn’t running as smoothly as it used to, you might need an Engine tune-up. Some signs that this is the case include needing more gas than usual, loss of power while driving, engine stalls, difficultystarting your car up, exhaust fumes smells bad, and poor performance overall. Also, if the Check Engine light is on in your car, it’s time to bring it into or get looked at by a professional.
During a tune-up, your car’s engine will be serviced. This means that the air filter, PCV valve, spark plugs, fuel filter, oxygen sensor , distributor cap , ignition rotor, ignition coil , and plug wires may be changed. In addition to these components , other parts of your engine will also be checked for wear and tear .
Cars need tune-ups to maintain engine power and prevent issues down the road. If it’s been a while since your vehicle has had one, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment. Autotech can help you keep your car running like new. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you!