What Is A Proper Tune Up Service?

Angel's Transmission & Auto Repair Blog - What Is A Proper Tune Up Service?

Did you ever wonder what is included in a standard tune-up? Well, it may vary from shop to shop, but generally a tune up service is made up of two parts: the inspection and the actual tune up.

A tune-up consists of checking the engine for parts that need cleaning, fixing, or replacing. Common areas covered include filters, spark plugs, belts and hoses, car fluids, rotors, and distributor caps. The tune-up could also include cleaning or replacing the spark plugs and, on older cars, the distributor cap and rotor. It may also include replacement of the fuel filter, oxygen sensor, PCV valve, and spark plug wires. If your vehicle contains platinum spark plugs, they may not need to be changed as frequently. Vehicles with an electronic ignition rather than a distributor will not need to have the distributor cap and rotor replaced.

The major benefit of an auto tune-up is that it ensures your car functions properly and it prevents further damage. Depending on what the tune up involves, other benefits may include increasing the car’s efficiency with new fuel filters, increasing mile efficiency with new spark plugs, and many more

A tune up can fix all the little things going on in your vehicle that you may not have noticed are causing you to shell out more on gas. For example, if your brakes are sticking, it could be causing your vehicle to guzzle more than usual. During the tune up inspection, your brakes would be inspected, and brake pads might need to be replaced.

As your vehicle gets older, it just won’t run as smoothly as it used to. A power check by your mechanic can diagnose both these problems and determine what is causing any rattling and why your vehicle is not holding power the way that it should be. From the starter to the exhaust, there are hundreds of internal components which could be the cause. A certified mechanic can find the problem and fix it so you can ride safely from point A to point B.

Think of a tune up for your car the way you would a medical checkup for your body. It thoroughly inspects working components, finds problems, and allows them to be serviced and fixed. Just as your physician might prescribe medicine to fix an ailment, your mechanic will suggest having something serviced to improve handling, decrease the chance of a breakdown, and give you an overall better performance.

The frequency of the tune-up and general maintenance depends on the regular scheduled maintenance recommended by your car manufacturer, but usually older vehicles with non-electronic ignitions should be tuned every 10,000 to 12,000 miles or every year. If your car is newer and has an electronic ignition and fuel injection, then you can go from 25,000 to as many as 100,000 miles without needing a major tune-up.

At Angel’s El Toro Transmission, honesty, integrity, and the quality of our work have been the foundation of our success. Our top priority is to provide you with high-quality service every time we work on your vehicle. To help keep you safe while you drive, and to keep you from overspending in the future. Your complete satisfaction will always be our main concern.

Angel’s Transmission and Auto Repair has been serving clients in Mission Viejo and nearby communities for almost three decades. Our technicians are continuously training to stay updated on the latest information and technology. The skilled and certified technicians average 20 years of experience in the Automotive Repair Industry.

Call us today at (949) 587-9060 for an appointment or fill out our contact form and let us help you with transmission repair services or general auto repair.

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