Is It Time for Your Vehicle to Get a Tune-Up?

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Keeping up with the maintenance on your vehicle is an important responsibility as a car owner. As our cars start to age and rack up the miles on the odometer, it is essential to maintain tune-ups for your vehicle and proactive maintenance. In order to maximize the life of your car, these periodic services are required to give your engine a boost. Depending on your make and model, your tune-up intervals could vary, so it is vital to keep a copy of your vehicle's manual with you and know what to expect with tune-up services. 

Tune-Up Expectations

When you take your vehicle in for a tune-up, there are a few things you can expect from the certified technicians in the shop. The goal of these tune-ups is to keep your engine operating smoothly and starts up right away. 

  • Spark Plug Replacement
  • Air Filter Replacement
  • Fuel Filter
  • Diagnostics Check
  • Ignition Coil Change

These different parts are replaced on your engine because their life span has either expired or are close to it. Most tune-ups are done around 90,000 to 100,000 miles, and these are the small parts that wear out the fastest. These little parts, however, can disrupt your engine and maybe further issues if they are not replaced. 

Spark plugs and air filters keep your engine powering up and a clean atmosphere for the engine to run and operate. Any debris or dirt filtering into the engine can cause significant problems. 

What Happens If I Don't Get My Tune-Up?

If you bypass vehicle tune-ups on one or more of your vehicles, you will start to notice rough riding when you drive your vehicle. Because an ignition coil may go out, your engine may skip, causing the power within your engine to be affected, and the performance altered. You could have long-term damage to your engine if you opt against having this service done right away. 

Benefits of Preventative Maintenance

Preventative maintenance is the service that you regularly get around the year for your vehicle. This includes your oil changes, brake fluid, and tire rotation practices to keep your engine and tires operating properly. Your oil changes can vary in different types of oil, with your engine having different needs as the mileage builds.

Your various fluids, such as transmission fluid, brake fluid, and coolant, need to be flushed and exchanged periodically for preventative maintenance. Although these maintenance services are meant to protect the engine, they maximize the life of the engine when paired with a tune-up service at the right interval. 

Get Your Vehicle Tune-Up Today

No matter what make or model vehicle you own, the need for a tune-up is still relevant. At Naylor's Auto Repair, we want our clients to have safe and reliable vehicles to get them to and from their destination each time. If your car is due for a tune-up according to your manual, or you would like to have the service done, give us a call today at 208-343-0732 for more information about the preventative maintenance and tune-up services we offer.