Signs Your Car is in Need of a Tune Up

Livermore MechanicA lot of people neglect to get their vehicle serviced every 3,000 miles, or every 3 months. If you’re one of these people, you need to start maintaining your vehicle more frequently to increase longevity. If you are having any of these issues, a tune up is a must.

Reduced Fuel Economy: A lot of drivers don’t know that they are spending more money on gas, and filling up more frequently because they need a tune up. If you have noticed that you don’t get as many miles per gallon, and you haven’t had your oil or other fluids changed, you need to make an appointment. This is going to help you spend less on gas, and extend the life of your vehicle.

The Lights are On: Do you have lights that keep flashing, indicating that there is something wrong under the hood? Dirty fluids and sensors in the vehicle often cause this problem. A tune up and flush can cause all of the lights to go away, and no major repairs may be needed. Some vehicles will even warn you when you’ve reached your oil life.

The Vehicle Stalls Out: Has your vehicle stalled out on you while you are at a stop light, or if you are slowing down to make a turn? When fluids get low and dirty, you can get air in the lines, and this can cause your engine to stall. A simple tune up may be all that you need to prevent this from happening again. A stalling vehicle is dangerous in heavy traffic, so get the vehicle in right away.

The Engine is Slow to Start: If your vehicle is sputtering and grumbling when you try to start it, and the weather isn’t cold, the problem is probably a dirty engine. You want to get a tune up, and you may want to have the engine cleaned. The mechanics will test the battery to look for problems, but new fluids could fix the problem.
The mechanics are going to check the fluids, look at filters, and test different mechanical components during a tune up. Get your vehicle in regularly to avoid complications.

Is your car in need of a tune up? Call Advanced Auto Livermore at 925-456-0700 and make an appointment today!


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