HOW OFTEN SHOULD MY CAR GET A TUNE-UP?

tune up services in san antonio

Your car needs regular oil changes, we all know that, but when does it need a tune-up? In older cars, a tune-up was needed every 30,000-45,000 miles. Modern cars don’t need a tune-up in a traditional sense, 

Tune-up time: Set of spark plugs and wires for a V6 engine, an air filter and a spark plug socket with a ratchet.

since there is nothing that can be adjusted and everything is controlled by a computer. In modern cars, a “tune-up” is a major service that includes an oil change, replacement of an engine air filter, spark plugs and possibly a few additional items.

A tune-up is usually recommended if a car starts running poorly (scroll down for symptoms), or when your spark plugs are due for replacement according to the maintenance schedule.

Our Tune Up proceedure

  1. Visually inspect the engine’s fuel-system components looking to make sure the fuel filter is clean and clog-free, that a clogged filter hasn’t caused any damage to the fuel pump, and that the fuel injectors are free of deposits and other grime.
  2. Visually inspect the spark plugs to gauge their age and wear.
  3. Check spark plug performance to make sure they are functioning properly.
  4. As needed, replace your vehicle’s points and condenser, if applicable.
  5. Check and adjust the ignition timing and idle if needed.
  6. Check the engine’s PCV valve.
  7. Check the vehicle’s engine air filter and cabin air filter.
  8. Check oil and coolant levels.

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