Most manufacturers recommend assorted preventative maintenance items between 10,000 miles and 150,000 miles. These procedures are thought of as tune-ups. We will send you a prompt so they can be done on time, which may be an issue keeping your warranty in service. A tune-up for a modern car may be only a few items, such as spark plug or cabin air filter replacements. But they’re usually scheduled with oil changes; you will bring the vehicle in any way. In addition, as our obligation to safety, our technician will inspect coolant hoses and accessory drive belts, look for fluid leaks, and bring essential issues to your attention.
Your modern car’s computer controls many of the adjustments older cars had remediated in tune-up procedures of the time. The computer presumes spark plugs and other replaceable parts operate as new; we want accurate information input to the computer so that its adjustments will give you the desired performance. Performing tune-up items on the factory schedule is essential. Your owner’s manual will list the replacement schedule for best performance.
Cabin air filters have been placed in mass-produced vehicles relatively recently. If you replace it regularly, the factory cabin air filter will prevent most airborne dirt from entering your vehicle’s cabin. A HEPA filter will keep out minute particles, even as tiny as pollen. Those with allergies will appreciate this; we can install them at your request. Most manufacturers recommend a new cabin air filter every 20,000 miles, but if you drive on dusty roads, a new cabin air filter yearly, every 10,000 miles, is a good idea.
The engine air filter prevents damaging dirt from entering your engine. A clogged engine air filter restricts the intake of air. As a result, you get less power and worse fuel mileage. Dirt sucked into your engine will cause internal part damage and shorten engine life. Many manufacturers recommend changing your engine air filter at 30,000 miles, but as in cabin air filters, specific circumstances may cause earlier replacement. We will be glad to inspect your filters to recommend a service interval.
Fuel filters prevent dirt from the fuel you buy from entering the metering orifices of the fuel injection system. Some are lifetime, not intended for replacement. Others have a recommended service interval. Speak to your technician for a recommendation.
Engine coolant prevents overheating but running your engine at a specified temperature is also essential. Your motor must run within temperature limits for the smog-prevention devices to work correctly. Your engine’s cooling system regulates core temperature by using a thermostat. We usually replace the thermostat with a coolant change, as a sticking thermostat can cause your engine to run too hot or too cold. If you have this situation, your car may fail a smog test. Coolant contains anti-rust additives. Eventually, you will deplete the anti-corrosion substances; therefore, many factories recommend replacing coolant every 100,000 miles.
Modern spark plugs are long-lasting; recommendations often suggest replacement every 100,000 miles with the coolant change. Running with worn-out spark plugs may have many bad results. Uneven functioning, worse gas mileage, hard starting, and a smog test failure may be in your future with old spark plugs.
An automatic transmission depends on clean transmission fluid for smooth operation. The fluid retains contamination until you have it drained and replaced. Dated transmission fluid may cause rough shifts; if you think your transmission may need replacing, a fluid drain and fill may solve your problem.
We are your go-to place for tune-ups of all types. Call us or visit our website to get a quote and book an appointment for a tune-up or any auto repair you need.