Why tune-ups are important

In addition to oil changes, your vehicle also needs other regularly scheduled maintenance to keep it running smoothly.

Your vehicle should get a tune-up regularly, according to its specific maintenance schedule. During a tune-up, a technician will complete preventative maintenance, which will help maintain your vehicle’s performance and extend its life.

During the course of a tune-up, several parts will be replaced. These are parts that get worn out frequently. For example, your vehicle’s air filter collects dirt over time, and the dirtier it is, the less air that is able to pass through. When replaced, the new filter will allow the right amount of air into the engine, helping it to run efficiently and burn less fuel.

Spark plugs will be removed and either cleaned or replaced. Depending on your vehicle’s engine, other parts may also be replaced, including the distributor cap, rotor, spark plug wires, PCV valve, fuel filter and oxygen sensor.

During a tune-up, your vehicle will also be inspected. Brakes, including the pads, rotors and callipers will be checked for wear; fluid levels will be checked to ensure there are no leaks; the suspension system will be looked at, checking for worn or loose parts and other systems that may not be inspected regularly.

At RPM Automotive, their licensed technicians have all of the tools they need to properly tune-up and inspect your vehicle. They will even plug into your vehicle’s computer system to see if there are any issues that need to be dealt with. After the tune-up, your vehicle will get better gas mileage and the engine will run better. Any issues found during the inspection can be repaired before they become costly problems.

Many customers have come to rely on RPM Automotive for their high quality work, honesty and great prices. Keep your vehicle in top condition with a little help from RPM Automotive!

RPM Automotive is located at 225 Elgin Street North in Cambridge. Call (519) 620-1774 to make an appointment, or visit www.rpmautomotive.ca for more information.

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