There are a number of parts on a car or truck that could cause major damage if they fail, and a large number of these vital parts wear down over an extended amount of time. A good example of one of these parts is an engine timing belt. Belts become worn and cracked, and if a timing belt were to break while the vehicle was being driven, the damage could be bad enough to completely ruin an entire engine. In Utah & Idaho, car maintenance is unique based on our climate here of extreme weather conditions. Also, due to the ultra-dry climate in Utah, timing belts dry out and break. We’ll check it and advise you on repairs. Such assessments and repairs included in a routine tune up are essential for proper auto care.
The general rule is that every vehicle should get a tune up at least once every 3 years, or every 30,000 miles. However, manufactures sometimes have a more specific timetable which they will lay out in the vehicle manual. So, what exactly gets taken care of in a tuneup? Typically, the process begins with replacing the spark plugs. It sounds simple, but changing the spark plugs on a vehicle can have a significant impact on many other systems. Then, we’ll check several other vital systems of your engine. We’ll let you know if and/or when other parts may need to be replaced and how much you can expect to pay.
Declining fuel efficiency, loss of power, and other symptoms that are diagnosed during a tuneup are often subtle at their onset. However, as these problems worsen, they will turn a small leak in your finances into a flowing drain. Coming in for regular tuneups won’t just prevent major problems, it will help stop little leaks before they drain all the cash out of your wallet. When you are due for a tune up, bring your car to your Idaho & Utah auto repair experts at Master AutoTech!