What’s Included in a Tune-Up?

Breaking Down Services

“Your car just needs a quick tune-up, and it’s good to go!” What exactly do professionals mean when they recommend this service? At Jeff’s Auto Repair, tune-ups incorporate many minor services that contribute to thorough engine care. When the service is complete, you should drive away with a car that’s running its best. Getting them done regularly is enough to keep your car in top condition as it ages, which can ensure you get the most from it.

It can be tricky to find out exactly what goes on behind the garage doors at the auto shop. While other places might use “tune-ups” as an excuse to perform unnecessary services and rack up costs, we are committed to full transparency and honesty with our customers. Here’s what our ASE Certified technicians do during a tune-up:

What’s Involved

Tune-ups start with a road test to identify any glaring problems with the vehicle. If we feel steering or suspension issues, we might want to incorporate wheel alignment into the day’s service. We’re always on the lookout for what might prevent your car from performing its best.

If your car has an illuminated check engine light, our technicians will see what’s going on. We use advanced diagnostic equipment to read trouble codes, guaranteeing accurate answers, and repairs. While other shops might take a guess and hope it fixes things, we do things the right way.

Depending on the age and mileage of your vehicle, it might need a few minor parts replacements. Things like oxygen sensors and spark plugs wear out over time. It’s much more convenient to get them replaced during a regular visit to our shop than to make a trip specifically for their repair. We’ll swap out minor parts to keep you on the road longer between services.

If you’re here for a tune-up, it’s probably a good time to change fluids and filters. We change the motor oil and the oil filter to promote optimal engine performance and longevity. We also change air and cabin filters to keep your passengers breathing cleanly.

Contact the Experts

Want to know how a tune-up can benefit your vehicle? Our experts would be happy to explain the details! Since each car is different, your required services might be different than what we’ve included here. This should give you a good idea of what to expect, but we’d be happy to assess your specific vehicle and explain its needs. We’ll make sure the services you receive truly improve its performance and reliability. Reach out to Jeff’s Auto Repair in Seattle, Washington, today to get started!

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