Van Nuys Auto Repair & Service Center

Is a Tune-Up Necessary for My Car?

With today’s modern engine and new technology, you might think “nobody does tune-ups anymore”. However, that is not the case. A tune-up is a form of maintenance that keeps your vehicle running smoothly, efficiently, and safely. Just like how it is extremely important to follow scheduled maintenance, tune-ups are beneficial in a similar way. When your engine is properly tuned, you are likely to experience better performance, lower emissions, and better gas mileage, even with an older vehicle.

The modern meaning of a tune-up is basically an in depth check-up of your vehicle by a professional mechanic. During a tune-up, your technician will typically run a diagnostics test to check your onboard computer system. A tune-up involves a thorough inspection of the engine and any other parts or system that may affect your motor’s performance. Next, your mechanic might make careful adjustments to your vehicle’s spark plugs and wires, fuel injectors, idle speed, timing belt, throttle linkage, and more. The overall goal of a tune-up is to keep your vehicle reliable on the road.

A tune-up may also include other steps in a multi-point inspection. Overall, you can count on the AutoAid team to not let any problems go amiss. Most new vehicles require little to no adjustments when it comes to tune-ups. As your vehicle approaches or passes 100,000 miles, it may need more complex services performed. Timing belt replacements and fuel system cleanings are a couple prime examples.

If your car, SUV, or truck shows any of the signs below, we invite you to AutoAid in Van Nuys, CA, for a quality tune-up.

  • Dashboard Warning Light Comes On
  • Decreased Fuel Mileage
  • Unusual Smells Or Sounds Coming From The Engine
  • Difficulty Starting The Engine
  • Engine Stalling or Misfires

Please call (818) 305-6632 to reach us, or visit our auto repair shop today! We are conveniently located at 14852 Vanowen St, Van Nuys, CA 91405. We also take online appointments for your convenience.


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