Tune Up

Your vehicle maintenance and tune-up schedules are determined by your manufacturer. They vary from vehicle to vehicle, and can even vary with the type of use. You can find a vehicle manufacturer-recommended schedule for tune-ups and other maintenance in your owner’s manual, or we can help supply you with the specified maintenance schedule.

A basic engine tune up includes the following services and inspections:

  1. Visually inspect the spark plugs to gauge their age and wear.   Check spark plug performance to ensure proper function.  Replace if necessary.
  2. 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.
  3. Check for any archived, active, or pending OBD-II codes (if applicable).
  4. As needed, replace points and condenser, distributor cap, and rotor; if applicable.
  5. Check and adjust the ignition timing and engine idle speed if needed.
  6. Check function of the engine’s PCV valve.
  7. Check oil and coolant levels.
  8. Check condition of external drive belts and associated components.

Tune Up, new and old spark plugs

If you have a newer vehicle, the days of yearly cap/rotor/plug/wire replacements are mostly over. That doesn’t mean your vehicle won’t still benefit from a tune-up. Spark plugs can often last 60000 or even 100000 miles, but they don’t last forever. Likewise, the ignition wire insulation materials eventually degrade with heat and age. Most vehicles require periodic replacement. The fuel filter is another often overlooked component. Keeping these components in top shape can help ensure your vehicle starts easier, runs stronger AND delivers better fuel economy.

Seasonal Services:

Getting ready for winter? We can ensure your car is fully prepared, with the correct antifreeze concentration, suspension ready for the rough roads, anti-lock brake system functioning properly, windshield washer and wiper are in good condition, etc. Prepping for a summer road trip? We can ensure the cooling system is up to task, the air conditioning system is fully charged and operating properly, the tires are properly inflated and balanced, install the correct viscosity lubricants, etc.