Don’t Skip That Tune-Up

If you own a vehicle, you need to take care of it. That includes regular preventative maintenance like tune-ups. Here’s a little more info on why you should never skip a tune-up.


What is a tune-up?

A tune-up is an all-encompassing term that generally refers to a visit to a vehicle shop where general adjustments are made to keep your car running smoothly. The adjustments made vary depending on the make, model and age of your vehicle. Yes, this is a very broad definition, but every tune-up is unique to the kind of vehicle being worked on.


How often should you have a tune-up?

Tune-ups should be done even if your vehicle seems to be working perfectly fine. Never wait until something is wrong, or something breaks, to get a tune-up. It’s important to remember that a tune-up is preventative care for your vehicle. Preventative care will help stop things from going wrong, and help you avoid inconvenient break downs. Check your owner’s manual for recommended tune-up timeframes. Most manufacturers suggest having a tune-up every 30,000 miles or two years, whichever comes first. Experienced vehicle technicians, however, recommend getting a tune-up once a year.


What happens if you skip that tune-up?

When you take your vehicle in for a tune-up, an experienced tech will be able to spot issues or problems before they turn into costly repairs. Fluids will be changed, filters will be replaced, and everything that needs to be done to keep your car running safely, will be done. Skipping a tune-up could lead to expensive or even dangerous problems that could be easy to miss if you’re not an experienced mechanic.


At Quality Lube Plus, we take tune-ups seriously. You can be sure that an experienced vehicle tech will be doing all the preventative maintenance necessary to keep your vehicle running smoothly and efficiently. So, don’t skip that tune-up! Your vehicle will thank you!