Because every car is unique, it can be challenging to determine when your next tune-up is due. Older cars with mechanical ignitions should typically be maintained annually or at least every 10,000 to 12,000 kilometers. Modern vehicles with fuel injection and electronic ignition should have maintenance performed every 25,000 to 100,000 miles without the need for a thorough tune-up.
The mechanics at Toyota of Cedar Park can assist keep your vehicle working at its best regardless of its age or model! Here are five indications that a tune-up in our service department may be necessary for your car, truck, or SUV:
Lower Fuel Mileage
Unless your car has an MPG meter, it might be challenging to keep an eye on your fuel economy, but after a period of driving, you should notice a decline in fuel efficiency. The performance of your engine, the efficiency of your emissions system, and most importantly how your vehicle drives are all important considerations when calculating the fuel economy of your car.
Did you know: Bad tire alignment can significantly reduce the fuel economy of your car, but it can also be a sign that more serious issues are going on under the hood. By undergoing a tune-up based on the schedule already described above, you can stop future harm.
Strange or Unique Noises
Have you ever experienced any unusual sounds coming from your car while you were driving? Some of these noises might not be harmful, but they could also be a serious sign that your car might have a new issue.
For instance, a shrieking sound could indicate that you’re dehydrated whereas a thumping sound might indicate that a part is loose. To keep everything moving and connected and functioning properly, there are several moving pieces. If your car isn’t serviced, any of these broken or loose pieces may result in noises, which will grow louder and worse.
Decreased Braking Power
We all agree that driving safely is crucial, and your car’s brakes are just as crucial as its airbags. They ought to be nimble, practical, and of course efficient when driving. Given that all brakes eventually deteriorate on their own, you might not know when you will need that extra stopping power.
This is why it’s best to have your car tuned up on a regular basis. It enables you to decide whether brake maintenance is necessary along with your mechanic. Therefore, you should get a tune-up before placing both yourself and your car in danger. Our cars’ brakes are always deteriorating, therefore it’s crucial that we have them maintained.
Disregard for Warning Lights
If you have seen any warning lights, they are most likely your car’s way of asking for a tune-up. People frequently fail to take warning lights seriously, such as the check engine light, which frequently leads to more expensive repairs.
The Engine Won’t Start
If you are proactive about your tune-up program, the majority of the problems that could be causing your engine to have trouble starting can be avoided. It’s possible that your car’s spark plugs are malfunctioning and preventing the engine from turning over.
You can reduce the amount of time and money spent with your mechanic by merely replacing one of these spark plugs. Regular tune-ups are crucial because they can identify these problems early on, saving you from the discomfort of pricey repairs.
Whichever of these symptoms your car is exhibiting, you should look to schedule your next tune-up at the Toyota of Cedar Park service center. Our crew is available to pinpoint problems and walk you through what’s happening underneath the hood of your car.
If your vehicle is overdue for maintenance or a tune-up, bring it to A1 Quality Repair in Las Vegas, Nevada, or contact us!