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Some people say tune-ups aren’t really a thing anymore. We tend to disagree. If a tune-up is an essential part of car maintenance and car maintenance is critical, then tune-ups must still be a thing. Sure, most vehicles don’t require the same kind of service that was once recommended, but inspections and adjustments are still necessary to ensure peak performance and avoid the need for major repairs. What has happened is newer vehicles are made up of components that last longer. But, as the old saying reminds us, nothing is perfect! Certain parts on your car, truck, or SUV will still wear down over time. So, even though you may think twice about calling your local auto shop to request a tune-up, don’t be fooled into thinking your vehicle won’t ever need servicing.
If your vehicle is older than a 2000 model, you’ll want to schedule a Tune-Up about every 10,000 miles. As part of this service, your mechanic will first perform a visual inspection to see how well all parts are performing. To ensure your vehicle continues to run like new, spark plugs, wires, coils, belts, hoses, filters, and fluids will be replaced. The fuel injector will be cleaned, and the timing belt may be changed.
Modern vehicles typically undergo routine maintenance. Computer systems in newer vehicles control and correct some parts and allow for better efficiency. What you can expect during preventative maintenance is a visual inspection, an oil change, a replacement of essential filters, a top off of fluids, and a brake inspection. A more extensive maintenance service will include wheel alignment and suspension system check.
Whether you schedule a tune-up or routine maintenance, the benefits will outweigh the cost. Being proactive prevents the risk of major damage and expensive repairs later down the road. A well-cared-for car, truck, or SUV, like most things in life, will be more efficient and last longer. It will have more power and lower emissions, as well as get better gas mileage. Most importantly, it will be safer and more dependable. Refer to your manufacturer’s guide to find out when it’s time to schedule service. Then, call Tumwater Automotive, (360) 943-9097, in Tumwater, WA for quality service.