Does My Vehicle Need A Tune Up ?

Is your car or truck not running quite right, but you can’t quite put your finger on what’s wrong. We often have customers come in saying they just need a “tune up.” Well, we’re here to say that the “tune-up” is largely a thing of the past. Yes it was a critical part of your vehicle’s maintenance back in the analogue days & when every car had a carburetor, but now that everything is computer controlled, a tune up is a thing of the past.

Does My Car Need A Tune Up?

Now, this is not to say that routine maintenance is not important, in fact it’s quite the opposite. Your Myrtle Beach mechanic is just important now than ever. However the traditional “tune up” has been replaced by a more advanced diagnostic approach to your vehicle’s maintenance. The good news is cars and trucks today are more reliable than ever and if there is a problem your vehicle’s systems will alert you and store all the important information for us to download and analyze.

When you do have an issue you are very likely to see the issue in the form of a check engine light, even before you feel anything funny in your vehicle’s handling or performance. When this does happen that’s when the ASE Certified Techs at Turn Key Auto Repair jump into action and help diagnose the issue, provide your estimate, and get the work done quickly. For more information about the most common reasons your check engine light is on, click here.

Your car’s tune up has been replaced with scheduled, routine, maintenance. Not only does this save you money by catching issues earlier, but also keeps you on the road with the consistent performance you expect out of your daily driver. During your routine maintenance we’ll inspect and replace the following items. We recommend you change your oil every six months or between 3,000 and 5,000 miles. If that’s what you need, here’s more information about our Fast 15-Minute Oil Change.

  • Complete oil and filter change
  • Check and top off washer fluid
  • Inspect windshield wipers
  • Test and clean battery
  • Inspect engine and Cabin air filters
  • Check levels for your coolant, transmission, power steering, and brake fluid
  • Visually inspect all belts and hoses
  • Inspect all vehicle lights
  • Visually inspect tires
  • Test and inspect steering and suspension
  • Review vehicle history and recommend any additional services

While A Tune Up Isn’t Needed Anymore, Routine Maintenance Is More Important Than Ever.

The old saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is true for your car as well as you. Keep an eye on the simple things now, and you’ll only need to visit us when there’s a more serious issue. When you’re ready to come in for either your routine maintenance or repair, check out our money-saving car repair coupons first, and then make your appointment by calling us at (843) 293-6793 or using our online appointment form here. At Turn Key, we specialize in Myrtle Beach auto repair for cars, trucks and everything in between. We’ve been your local shop for years and looking forward to being your trusted mechanic.

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