With summer road trips in full swing, make sure to schedule a tune up to make sure your car is ready to go when you are. Because of the advanced technology that is now in newer vehicles, it can sometimes be difficult to determine if your vehicle just needs a routine oil change, a coolant refill, or a complete car tune up. You certainly don’t want to be stranded on the side of the road instead of vacation bound!
A tune up may be necessary if you notice the following signs in your vehicle:
- Problems starting
- Decreased gas mileage
- Loss of power
- Rough idling, hesitation or stalling
- “Check engine” light remains on
A routine car tune up is a sensible way to protect the long-term investment you’ve made in your vehicle. A trustworthy mechanic will be able to tell you what is needed when inquiring about a tune up.
Will my Car’s Performance improve with a Tune Up?
The power necessary to start your car starts with clean gas and air in the cylinders. This is where the combustion takes place which is initiated by the spark plugs. If any part of the combustion system, such as the fuel injectors, air filter, or fuel filter becomes clogged, or if the spark plugs become corroded, engine performance and gas mileage will decrease. Typically, a trained mechanic will check the air and oil filters when you take your vehicle in for a service. To keep your vehicle operating at maximum efficiency, it important that you follow the manufacturers' recommended replacement schedule for fuel filters, PCV valves, and spark plugs.
To sum it up simply; a car tune up along with regular maintenance will help maximize your vehicle’s reliability, engine performance, and gas mileage capabilities. You will be able to head out on that long-awaited for family vacation with confidence knowing your car will take you where you want to go.
Can’t trust your car? It’s time for a tune up. Contact the ASE Certified Technicians today by calling (406) 248-2838, or go on-line to www.pricesprecisionauto.com for more information. Our Tech-Net professional auto repair shop in Billings, MT, also serves vehicle owners in the areas of Shepherd and Laurel, MT.
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