Does my vehicle need a tune up?

by Driver's Way
9/20/2019 - Pelham, AL

Every vehicle is different but routine maintenance is key to protecting the longevity of your ride and should be a routine procedure. By regularly inspecting, upgrading, and servicing various components, you can help protect your ride from premature wear and tear. To promote a safe ride, our Pelham used car dealer recommends tuning older vehicles with non-electronic ignitions every 10,000 to 12,000 miles or every year, and newer cars with electronic and fuel injection systems more sparingly from 25,000 to as many as 100,000 miles.

Signs Your Vehicle Needs a Tune-Up

It's important to refer to your owner's manual for recommended tune-up intervals for your specific vehicle but this can vary depending on your driving habits. For example, if you tend to haul heavier loads or do a lot of stop-and-go driving, your ignition system may need to be serviced more often. It's best to be mindful and stay alert for any symptoms of a failing ignition system, which includes signs like:

Increased Stalling

If you take note of your vehicle stalling more often then you may have an issue with your sparkplugs. They could be worn out, need adjusting, or an electronic sensing device may need to be adjusted.

Rough Run Time

Do you find your engine running roughly while idling at a stoplight or when you press on the gas pedal to accelerate? Chances are your vehicle needs a tune-up. We invite you to visit our service center in Pelham for all your maintenance and repair needs - our expert service technicians will get your vehicle back up and running in no time!

Hard To Start

Over time you may notice your car steadily gets harder to start in the morning. This could be the root of a number of issues, such as a problem in the starting system, fuel system, or in the ignition system, so be sure to take your vehicle to a trusted mechanic right away for a tune-up.

Schedule Service At Our Pelham Used Car Dealer

Feel free to contact our team online if you suspect your vehicle may be due for maintenance or simply have questions regarding the best time to service your particular vehicle.


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