It’s not always clear when your car needs a tune up. Or what different auto shops consider a tune up. At Jim Boudreau’s Automotive Service Center in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, we tackle the burden of ongoing car maintenance and make it easier for you! A tune up is the routine physical check that ensures your vehicle’s most stressed mechanical elements are still functioning and safe. Read on to learn what takes place during a tune up and the ways we can help you keep your car in peak condition!
Step by Step
First, a tune up addresses your vehicle’s ignition system which consists of the spark plugs, ignition wires and coils, and potentially the distributor cap and rotor. Checking for overly-stressed elements, our technicians will alert you when any of these parts are nearing the end of their life. Every start, every turnover, every firing piston relies on the ignition system. Once we establish the car is starting smoothly, we check to make sure it is running clean.
Our second task is to check the various filtration systems in your vehicle. The air to your engine and to your cabin each have their own filters, as do your fuel and oil lines. These filters clear the air, fuel and oil of impurities so they do not affect the mechanics of your engine. This means all those impurities accumulate on filters themselves and they need to be changed regularly. We will check on the saturation of the filters and let you know when they need to be swapped out.
Our third task in the tune up is to note the stress on various engine moving parts. We check the engine’s hoses, belts, and belt tensioners to ensure they maintain their elasticity and replace them to prevent cracking and breaking.
Finally, we look at your engine’s various fluids and fluid levels. From wiper fluid to brake fluid, the system of lubricants throughout your car’s engine ensures your vehicle is operating at an ideal temperature and performing to its full potential.
To learn more about our thorough tune up and to check out our state-of-the-art equipment, roll by our shop today: 2184 Main Street.
Conservation of Wear
Even the most conservative driver will see stresses on their vehicle as described above. Your engine and its intricate system are creating an immense amount of power and heat that has to be safely contained and controlled. Good drivers already ease the wear on their vehicle by conservative driving practices: accelerating slowly, braking gently, and being mindful of the road and its hazards. Speak to any of our technicians to learn more techniques to lessen the stress on your vehicle and extend the life of your parts. Call Jim Boudreau’s Automotive Service Center at (978) 658-2120 or use our online scheduling system to make an appointment.