Spring Tune-Up Checklist

SPRING TUNE-UP CHECKLIST

What Do You Need For a Tune-Up?

That’s an excellent question. When performing a tune-up, we are focusing on efficiency, power, and proper functionality. Here you will see everything you need for a comprehensive Spring tune-up so you can start the driving months feeling confident that your car is ready when the rubber meets the road.

Plugs, wires, and other ignition parts

The ignition system consists of electrical components that generates a spark or heats an electrode to a high temperature to ignite a fuel-air mixture in spark ignition internal combustion engines. The system has changed drastically over the years, newer ignition systems require only spark plugs and wires/coil boots to be changed at a certain mileage. Older vehicles, can have a distributor cap and rotor, and even older, can have breaker points. 

Change your filters

Changing your filters is crucial.  Filters keep particles from reaching vital components in your engine. Having a clean filter improves engine performance and efficiency. Dirty filters make your vehicle work harder to get the air, fuel, and oil that it needs. This can choke off your engine and create irreversible damage. 

KEEP YOUR AUXILIARY SYSTEMS IN CHECK WITH NEW BELTS AND HOSES

Belts connect the pulleys of your accessory drive system which transfer the rotating force of the crankshaft pulley. Hoses transfer vital fluids throughout the engine. Over time, belts and hoses wear down due to day to day use, and exposure to extreme temperatures. They will glaze over, turn brittle, crack and even break.

MAINTAIN YOUR CAR WITH THE RIGHT FLUIDS

Engine oil, coolant, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and power steering fluid are necessary for your vehicle to run properly.  Fluids are fairly cheap, but they damage contaminated fluid can make is very expensive, so save money and change your fluids regularly. Regular change intervals exist for each type of fluid and as such, they need to be replaced at recommended service intervals.

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