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The Benefits of a Proper Tune-Up

Last updated on: January 12, 2021   # 

What a Proper Tune Up Can Do

 

It is often said that to keep a car running smoothly; you need to get it tuned. However, not many car owners know what tuning a car is and what it entails. Benefitting from a successful tune-up depends on the type of car and the garage that tuned it. In today's world, cars are made to run much longer than years ago. The car's engine consists of many moving parts that work together to make a car run. With all these movements, the engine still requires maintenance.

 

mechanic replacing air filter during tune up

 

Different Services are Done When Engines are Being Tuned.

 

A tune-up is having a mechanic run a diagnostic test on the vehicle's performance. After which, an inspection of the engine is done to check for any malfunctioning or worn parts and change them; this includes checking the engine thoroughly, looking for leaks, and driving the car around to ensure there are no weird sounds. A technician will check to ensure that the engine vacuum is properly sealed and there are no leaks from the exhaust. Also, your technician will check the emissions from the exhaust. Checking the ignition timer ensures that there is no problem starting the vehicle.

 

Also, paying keen attention to the battery by checking for signs of corrosion, the technician will look for any loose contacts, and voltage testing. With many new designs coming on the market, a computer is installed and used to identify vehicle faults.

 

Replacing and Repairing Parts

 

Some services are standard when tuning vehicles, such as changing the vehicle's oils and any other fuel in the vehicle that requires changing. Doing this keeps your engine running easily and efficiently. Your technician will also check the spark plugs and change them if necessary; this ensures that electricity is being brought to the engine. If your rotors need changing, your technician will change them to avoid any stress being applied to the suspension, which will make them serve you longer.

 

Other small components also wear easily, such as air filters, hoses, and different types of belts. Your technician will check to ensure that if they need repairing or changing, it's done.

 

Ways a Tune-up Can Improve Your Vehicle.

 

  • Improve mileage - Tuning your vehicle can help you find small details explaining why more gas is being used than before. A prime example is the brake pedal sticking; this can cause you to lose more gas than usual. To fix this issue, the technician must replace them. In another attempt to improve your vehicle mileage, the technician will check to ensure that your vehicle is properly aligned. If not, then the technician will correct it by rotating the tires and aligning the vehicle.

  • Fixing how your vehicle drives - As your vehicle gets older, it stops running the way it uses to; you may notice it shaking or delaying when it should start-up in the mornings. The technician will do a routine checkup to look for the fault and correct it.

  • Addressing the glowing light on the dashboard - Seeing that not all drivers speak multiple languages, there is a barrier between them and the language of the producer of the car. Therefore most drivers do not understand what is happening to their vehicles when a glowing light comes up. It's for reasons such as this that a technician/mechanic comes in handy. Using a diagnostic test, they can figure out the fault and fix it.

  • Increasing the value of your car - If at any point you want to sell your car, you can do so easily and quickly, especially if you kept records such as receipts from the technician for tuning it.

  • Oil change and top up - Topping up your oils after changing them is also a necessity. The technician must check fluids such as the transmission fluids that must be flushed and top-up to increase your transmission's longevity. Refilling fuels keeps you from developing transmission issues that will develop over time.

 

Keeping a vehicle in tip-top shape should be on the top of every owner's list because as small as some problems may be, they can lead up to much bigger problems. A good tune-up ensures that your vehicle is running properly and it won't leave you at the side of the road.

 

Did you notice that your car is starting to act up, especially when you're driving faster and not performing how it used to? Or you notice that you aren't running on the same amount of fuel as before, or you see your check light comes on your dashboard, it's time for you to get it tuned.

 

Our customers are treated like family, so get your AAA Approved, automotive repairs done by the experienced professionals at Kadotani Auto Repair, a company with over 38 years in business found in Watsonville, California, today. You'll be really glad you did.