Cars are a lot like people. Just like an annual check-up is a good idea to ensure good health, a tune-up is a smart way to keep your car on the road for as long as possible. The frequency this “doctor’s visit” depends of the make and model of your car, but it’s generally a good idea to bring it to a professional every 10,000 miles or once a year – whichever comes first. Your vehicle’s manufacturer’s guide will likely shed some light on the specific needs of your car.
However, there are a few signs that indicate a car is in need of a tune up. Keep these in mind:
Bad Gas Mileage
If you notice that you’re making more frequent trips to the gas station than usual, then something is causing your vehicle’s efficiency to suffer.
Does it take you a while to get your car going? This can be due to a number of problems with the ignition or starting systems. Frequent stalling points to electronic sensor or spark plug issues.
If your vehicle’s power capabilities feel like they’re dropped off, your fuel injector or filter might be dirty or clogged.
“Rotten Egg” Smells
That nasty exhaust stench usually indicators and engine or catalytic convertor issue.
If you notice anything that seems out of the ordinary, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Simply schedule an appointment at Louetta Automotive; as a trusted auto repair source, our team is proud to offer solutions to any of your vehicle’s needs. We will get any issues addressed efficiently and effectively so that you can safely hit the road!