A tune up includes a diagnosis of your vehicle’s current health, and a variety of service solutions to get it back in working order. At Mission Car Care, we take our time to inspect your engine, and other aspects of your car, working diligently to complete any minor and major work that must be done.
There are many reasons you could require a tune up, and if you notice any of them, you should bring your car to a mechanic as soon as possible. Unsure what you should be looking for in terms of signs for a tune up? Here are a few:
Dash Lights Are Glowing: The lights on your dashboard aren’t just there for decoration, they’re telling you about the health of your vehicle. If your check engine light, or any other light is on and won’t turn off, it’s time to have a mechanic take a peak under the hood. There are also cases where sensor lights don’t function properly, maybe they’re stuck on and there’s nothing wrong with your vehicle. This requires immediate attention, because when something does go wrong, you won’t be able to tell right away.
Engine is Stalling: Whether you’re driving an automatic or a standard, your engine stalling isn’t a good sign. If you find yourself having trouble getting started after stopping at an intersection, or when you try to accelerate, it’s time to have your engine looked at by an expert.
Vehicle is Guzzling Gas: Noticing poor fuel mileage suddenly? This is a reason for concern, it could mean poor tire pressure, a need for an alignment, sticky brakes, and more. Getting fewer miles to the gallon gets expensive over time, especially if your vehicle was giving good mileage in the past. You can monitor your mileage by keeping track of how much gas you use at each fill-up vs. the change in mileage on the odometer.
Shakes and Rattles: Every driver prefers a smooth ride, but there are some internal issues which can cause your vehicle to shake and rattle. If you notice these signs, it’s time to bring your car to a mechanic.
- Spark Plug Replacement
- Ignition Coil Replacement
- Fuel System Repairs
- Direct Injection Maintenance
- Fuel Pump Assemblies
- Intake Manifold Repairs
- Oxygen Sensor Replacement