When Should I Get a Tune Up – Your Questions Answered
Many car owners find themselves wondering, “When should I get a tune up?” All cars need regular tune-ups, some more often than others. A tune-up includes an analysis of most parts of your vehicle. A full tune-up will replace any parts that are showing signs of wear and tear. Spark plugs, air filters, and your car’s battery are a few things that will be examined and cleaned or replaced. Every vehicle needs regular tune-ups and preventative maintenance at suggested intervals. Xpress Lube of Kernersville has a staff of friendly, professional technicians who are always equipped to handle any repair or maintenance issue that your vehicle requires.. Don’t wait until it’s too late—come in for a tune-up now!
Professionals recommend having your vehicle’s oil changed every 3,000 miles. You may need this more or less often depending on driving habits and your car’s age and condition. Changing your oil is one of the most important things you can do for your vehicle. By circulating the same oil for too long, you run the risk of accumulating excessive amounts of dirt and grime within your engine. This is extremely detrimental to the life of your vehicle and can be extremely costly to correct. The best rule of thumb is to change oil often at a reliable auto shop, such as Xpress Lube of Kernersville. Their technicians will recommend the appropriate schedule for your oil changes.
Your timing belt should be checked every 60-90,000 miles. The timing belt is an especially vital part of your vehicle. The timing belt ensures that the shafts within your engine are timed properly to keep the engine running. Without a properly functioning timing belt, your vehicle cannot run at all. A faulty timing belt can mean problems with starting the engine, and can cause the engine to fail. Don’t neglect your timing belt!
Depending on your driving habits and the conditions in your area, brakes should be checked anywhere from 20-60,000 miles. The best way to know if your brakes need a tune-up is to notice any change in braking pattern. Do you hear a grinding noise when you hit your brakes? It is certainly time for a tune-up. If you look at your brake pads and they appear rough or worn down, it is time to bring your vehicle in to Xpress Lube.
The tires of any vehicle will wear down at different rates than others. Your tires gather wear and tear through use, environmental conditions, and depending on how they have been rotated. Rotating your tires often guarantees even wear and tear throughout. Not rotating your tires will result in uneven wear on one tire or another, which will disrupt the overall balance of your vehicle. Replacing a worn-down tire, or set of tires, is far more expensive than a simple rotation. Next time you’re at Xpress Lube, ask any of our technicians to check the status of your tires to determine if you need a rotation or replacement.
Spark plugs, hoses, and air filters—we can do it all
These are only a few of the most important components of your vehicle. Checking these often will ensure a properly functioning vehicle. A full tune-up covers other components, as well. In order to have a fully functioning vehicle, all parts must be properly maintained. A tune-up at a mechanic is like going to the doctor. Important for overall health! Next time you suspect your vehicle may need a tune-up, keep Xpress Lube of Kernersville in mind. If you have any questions about the frequency of tune-ups needed for your car, consult your owner’s manual, or call us! Always on hand to help with any automotive needs, Xpress Lube has you covered.
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