Tune ups in today’s cars are more than just changing some spark plugs and wires or adjustment to the carburetor. There are a lot more complicated sensors and computers than even just even ten years ago. A qualified mechanic knows what to look for and how to determine if parts need to be replaced.
Each sensor in a vehicle has its own specific job to do. Sometimes you may not know when a sensor is not working properly until more damage is caused to other parts. The ECM (engine control module) will need to be scanned in order to find out if all of the engine sensors are functioning. Special computer scanners are used for this process. Competent mechanics with the proper equipment can root out the difference in between a bad sensor and a false reading.
Tune ups can also involve various filters and other parts of the normal maintenance of a vehicle. Replacing the fuel filter is one of the most important filters on a vehicle. Most manufactures recommend that the filter be replaced every 20 to 30 thousand miles. In most new cars and trucks the filter itself is located in the fuel pump. These repairs are a little more costly, but worth it to avoid more expensive repairs in the future.
The belts of an engine also need to be inspected. If they are worn, cracked or even making squeaky noises, then they (or it) will need to be changed. The tensioners also need to be checked if they are wearing out and need to be replaced. The last thing you need is to have the belt break when you are trying to run errands or even on a family vacation.
Regular maintenance is the best way to protect your investment. Legacy Automotive can go over your vehicle with our inspection plan and assure you that your car not only is operating at its peak but is also safe. Have your car or truck inspected now to avoid costly repairs in the future.