• Ashley Bradish

Tune In For Tune-Ups

Updated: Aug 23

Is your vehicle in tip-top condition? Do you have new spark plugs, topped-off fluids, and clean filters? If not, it's time you brought your car or truck in for a tune-up.


Why should I get a tune-up?


Tune-ups check on the fundamental parts of your vehicle and make sure it's running at its best. These parts are vital to your vehicle's function.


Take filters, for example. Old filters make it harder for your vehicle to get the air, fuel, and oil it needs. A lack of these components can choke your engine.


Tune-ups also extend your car's lifespan, improve fuel efficiency, and lower the chances of you breaking down on the side of the road.


Automotive Technician and Service Manager Working on a Car

What gets done during a tune-up?


When a technician performs a tune-up on your vehicle, they will be looking at:


Ignition Parts

The ignition system consists of electrical parts that work air and fuel into the combustion chamber.


1. Spark plugs

2. Ignition wires

3. Ignition coils


Filters

Filters keep contaminating particles from reaching vital components in your engine and systems. Having a clean filter improves engine performance and efficiency.



1. Engine filter

2. Cabin air filter

3. Oil filter

4. Fuel filter

5. PCV valve


Fluids

Expired fluids lead to excessive wear on internal components. You should check these fluids during your tune-ups rather than wait until there is damage.


1. Motor oil

2. Coolant

3. Brake fluid

4. Transmission fluid

5. Power steering fluid


Belts and Hoses

Hoses transfer the fluids throughout the engine. But belts and hoses do wear down. They can get worn out through exposure to heat, cold, and the normal wear and tear of everyday driving.


1. The serpentine belt

2. Belt tensioner

3. The timing belt

4. Hoses (radiator, heating, etc.)



Depending on their condition, a technician will repair or replace damaged parts. See the repairs and services Quality offers on our Products and Services page.