What is a Car Tune Up?
Auto Tune-Ups have significantly changed since the term was first coined, when cars were first created
In the past, a Tune-Up meant replacing a vehicles spark plugs, cables, cleaning and adjusting the carburetor and replacing the distributor cap and rotor.
Now, a Tune-Up is referred to as ‘Scheduled Maintenance’ and instead of replacing several ignition parts that wear out, maintenance is now preventative.
If you’re inexperienced with cars and vehicles in general, a Tune-Up and a Service sound almost interchangeable, but there is a difference.
A Tune-Up is centered around vehicle maintenance whereas a Service is about repairing, replacing or installing vehicle parts.
If your vehicle is doing one of the following, it might be time to book some Scheduled Maintenance’ ( a Tune Up) for your vehicle!
- Hard Starts
- Bad Fuel Mileage
- Defective Brakes
- Hard to Shift Gears
- Slow Acceleration
- Unusual Sounds/Noises
What is involved in regular vehicle maintenance /Tune-Up Service?
- Replacing Wires, Plugs and other Ignition Parts
This includes Spark Plugs, Ignition Wires, Ignition coils, Distributor cap, Rotor and Breaker (if necessary in older cars/vehicles)
- Running your Engine with New Filters
Your Oil, Fuel , Engine Air ,Cabin Air Filters and PVC Valves will be looked at and replaced if necessary.
- Replacing Old Belts and Hoses
We’ll look at your vehicles Serpentine Belt, Timing Belt, Belt Tensioner, Radiator and Heater Hoses and clamps.
- Changing Vehicle Fluids
Your Engine oil, Brake Fluid, Coolant, Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF), and Power Steering Fluid will be looked at and replaced if necessary.
At R & L Automotive, we work on Cars, 4WDs, Trucks, RVs, Vans, Motorcycles and Scooters.