Local Tune Up Service - What is a Tune Up? - Yorktown Service Plaza
If there were a secret to keeping vehicles running forever it would be ‘preventative maintenance’. Your vehicle’s parts will wear out over time, and nothing will last forever, but the key to keeping your car or truck running for as long as possible is regular, scheduled preventative maintenance. This includes oil changes, tire rotations, fluid flushes, and tune ups. Checking and replacing small parts over time can help reduce the chances of a big failure in your engine, saving you time and money in the long run.
A tune up is a typically a yearly maintenance check and service for older vehicles starting at 60,000 to 100,000 miles, depending on your car and use. The best way to determine what your vehicle needs to have serviced and when is to check your owner’s manual, but your friendly mechanic can also answer all of your service schedule questions. So what is a tune up? A tune up is essentially an inspection of engine functions and a replacement of vital parts to keep your vehicle in top-performing condition.
Most tune-up services include a variety of the following:
- An inspection of hoses and belts
- Cleaning or replacing the spark plugs
- Checking or replacing the spark plug wires
- Cleaning or replacing the air filter (if needed)
- Checking and replacing the distributer cap and rotor
- Checking oxygen sensor
- Checking PCV valve
- Checking or replacing fuel filter
- Checking fluids
- An inspection of the brakes, clutch, and rotors
- An inspection of the heating/cooling systems
As you can see, this is one of the best ways to check your vehicle’s systems, and overall health. Small repairs or replacements can make a big difference in performance as well as preventing common engine problems. Stop in today to let one of our knowledgeable and highly skilled technicians take a look at your vehicle, to keep your car safe and on the road!