What is a tune-up? Here’s everything you need to know.

What is an automotive tune-up?Just like you should make frequent visits to your doctor for your health, your car needs regular check-ups at the auto shop. Tune-ups are like annual physicals for your car’s engine to take a look at the important parts that keep it moving every day. If you are unsure about how a tune-up can benefit your car or when to get one, keep reading to learn more.

What is an automotive tune-up?

“Tune-up” is a colloquial term for regular maintenance—the services that need to be performed on your car at specific intervals to make sure everything is running smoothly. When you come in for a tune-up, our mechanics will take a careful look at your car’s engine and its integral parts, including the spark plugs, fuel filter, air filter, fuel injector service, belts, battery, and more, to make sure they’re in working order. Technicians will then make replacements as needed and conduct testing to ensure everything is performing optimally, ensuring that you can get the best fuel economy and power from your vehicle.

Why is regular maintenance so important?

Automotive tune-ups are your best defense against breakdowns and other costly repairs. Regular maintenance the best way to ensure that your car keeps working for years to come—and retains its value over time.

Protecting your engine with frequent visits to certified professionals can save you from being stranded and save your wallet from large repair costs.

Still not sure if your vehicle needs a tune-up?

We know that it can be hard to know when it’s time for a tune-up. Today, many cars are equipped with computers that control their detailed systems—these are often programmed by the manufacturers to remind the driver when it’s time for maintenance, and send alerts when a part is in need of inspection or repair.

If you’re not sure if your car is due for service, check your owner’s manual or give us a call to find the tune-up schedule that’s specific to your exact vehicle. You should also be on the look out for check engine and service lights, which also notify you when something under the hood needs attention.

At V&F

AT V&F, taking care of your car means it can take care of you! When you get a tune-up for your car at V&F Auto Inc in Agawam, MA, you drive away with a revamped engine that’s ready for the road ahead. All of our auto repair services are backed by an industry-leading 3 year / 36,000-mile warranty on parts and labor. Contact us at (413) 314-2280 or schedule an appointment online.

Written by Nicole Palange

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