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Automotive Tuneup and Maintenance Schedule

Automotive Tuneup and Maintenance Schedule

Bring power back to your car with a maintenance tuneup.

Cars can't drive forever without issue, it's just how they're designed, but a properly maintained vehicle is more dependable and operates better and safer than a vehicle that doesn't receive regular and recommended maintenance services. The recommended maintenance schedule from your OEM is outlined in your Owner's Manual, listing the important components and systems of your vehicle that need to be examined and are frequenly replaced. This includes services like Oil Changes and replacing Spark Plugs.

It is vital to the longevity of your engine and life of your vehicle to complete recommended preventative maintenance. Regular Inspections, service, and cleaning of essential system components is the only means of diagnosing potential problems before they become extensive and costly repairs that break down your car or truck.

A Tune-Up can bring power and efficiency back to your car, starting easier and running smoother, lowering emissions, and improving fuel economy by keep your engine components in top working order. It's an investment in the longterm health of your vehicle. Certain parts and components are not designed to last forever or withstand all possible conditions they may encounter. Some parts wear down over time, crack under pressure and heat, and even break from time to time. Regular Inspections and Tune-Ups can keep those small repairs from turning into very costly damage down the line.

We inspect the antifreeze and coolant levels, examine the engine air filtration system, serpentine belts, brake fluid levels, wiper blades, exterior lights, and chassis for damage and leaks. We check and fill Tire Pressure, transmission fluid, differential case fluid, power steering fluid, windshield washer fluid, and battery water ( not applicable for sealed batteries).

AIR FILTERS

BRAKE FLUID

CRANK CASE VENT FILTERS

ENGINE DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR

FUEL FILTERS

Fuel Filter Replacement: Fuel Filters sit in line between the gas tank and your engine. They are able to remove any particles and debris suspended in the liquid gas. The gas tank will also rust and deposit ions and moisture which can damage engine components if not removed. A Fuel Filter can become clogged and block the flow of fuel to the engine resulting in combustion problems and poor performance.

IGNITION WIRES

LUBRICATION SERVICES

MOTOR OIL AND FILTER CHANGE

OXYGEN SENSORS

Oxygen Sensors: Automobiles utilized oxygen sensors to report the air quality and combustion exhaust oxygen levels of the engine to the vehicle's on-board computer to fine tune the air to fuel mixture and confirm proper engine operation. This is a common cause of the check engine light, and faulty sensor can be discovered through reading the error codes that your CEL produces. You can get Check Engine Light codes read at any Repair Shop for free.

PCV VALVES

PCV Valve Replacement: Formally known at the Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve, this valve enables an engine to relieve pressure from gasses that have entered the crankcase. Blow-by is a common issue with internal combustion engines and is remedied via the PCV valve venting the gas. This valve often needs to be replaced annually as it becomes clogged and will begin to stick over time.

POWER STEERING FLUID

RADIATOR SERVICE

SPARK PLUG REPLACEMENT

Spark Plug Replacement: Spark Plugs are used to ignite the fuel and air mixture inside your vehicle's combustion engine. Spark Plugs are located at the head of each cylinder and are connected to an insulated wire, which carries the electricity required to create the spark. Over time and use, they will age and come apart. Oil leaks and idling will accelerate the wear-and-tear of your engine's spark plugs. The lifespan of Spark Plugs depends almost entirely upon the material they are made of and they will begin to fail after an extended amount of mileage. A quality set often last around 60,000-70,000 miles before needing inspection and replacement. Some long-life platinum spark plugs and iridium spark plugs will typically last 100,000 miles or longer.

When the Spark Plugs begin to wear down and misfire, a car will have trouble starting or begin running poorly. This is a very common indication that your car and engine requires Spark Plug Replacement. The Spark Plugs and Oxygen Sensors we install on your vehicle are engineered to teh exacting specifications of your original manufacturer for the best performance results.

Spark Plug Wires connect the electrical system to the Spark Plugs. They carry the electrical current required to creat the spark that the engine needs to function. This ignites the fuel inside an internal combustion engine. They come with a thick rubber insulation which breaks down over time and starts to bleed off voltage, along with increased resistance inside the wire from usage. If you are having trouble with your car running smoothly, then faulty spark plug wires are an often overlooked culprit.

TIMING BELTS AND WATER PUMPS

TRANSMISSION SERVICE

VAPOR CANISTER FILTERS

The 100,000 Mile Tune-Up is a very important milestone in the life and longevity of your engine. Most owner's manuals recommend most replacement services happen at this point in an engine's life. Don't be mistaken, a vehicle needs to be inspected and serviced long before 100,000 miles. No vehicle that's yet been built can even come close to going 100,000 miles without needing some type of maintenance or repair. Oil Changes should take place every 3-5 thousand miles, brakes often last 20,000-30,000 miles without service. Air and Fuel filters also need to be more frequently replaced. Some fluid flushes and services are not recommended for all vehicles - as some have life-long filters and fluids.

Ask about our Bosch Tuneup Service! This service includes only the OEM recommended Bosch Auto Parts for your vehicle tuneup and is highly recommended for upper-class domestic vehicles and popular imports like Audi and VW. Bosch provides premium quality automotive parts made from top quality materiesl to ensure high performance and long product life. Our basic package includes Bosch Wiper Blades, Spark Plugs, and the highly recommended Bosch 02 Sensor. We also carry high performance Bosch Batteries that delivers a dependable power supply in extreme weather conditions and high demand situations. Bosch is designed for virtually all American, Asian, and European cars, vans, and light trucks.