Does My Car Need a Tune-Up?

need a tune-upNo matter what type of vehicle you drive, a tune-up will be necessary sooner or later. Over time, you may need to replace your spark plugs, change filters, a number of other things. This is why getting a regular tune-up from an experienced professional is critical to keep your vehicle in good shape for as long as possible. But some may not know whether or not they need a tune-up. Luckily, the experts at German Performance is here to provide you with a few signs that you can look out for.

  • Decreased fuel efficiency: Lower gas mileage isn’t always a sign that your vehicle aging. This could be caused by faulty connections, worn out spark plugs, or dirty filters. A tune -up will remedy this problem.
  • Stalling: Although a stalled engine can be contributed to various things, it’s most often caused by the failed attempt of the connectors and spark plugs igniting the fuel. It’s important that you pay attention to when it normally happens. Is it hot or cold outside? Is your air conditioner on? This information will help our mechanic pinpoint the exact source of the problem.
  • Suggested Milage: Every vehicle comes with a certain number of miles that the manufacturer recommends to have your vehicle serviced. Typically, the number for older models is 10,000 – 20,000 miles and newer models, as much as 100,000 miles. So even if you haven’t noticed anything abnormal happening with your vehicle, you should still have it checked out if you’re within your manufacturer’s mile points.

So if you ever notice your vehicle showing any of these signs, don’t hesitate to come into German Performance to get your tune-up and get your vehicle back running the way that it should. Give us a call today at (805) 466-3236.