The Acura is your best shot at a luxury car for a reasonable price and so are Acura tune-ups. They have amazing horsepower, are very dependable and perhaps best of all, Acuras have low maintenance costs. It is important to ensure your car receives regular maintenance and servicing based on the manufacturer’s recommended schedule. This general routine servicing is called a tune-up in the automotive world.
What is involved in a tune-up?
Your car is made up of several components that all work together to keep the car running in perfect condition. While some components can perform throughout the life of your Acura, a lot of these components, however, have an expected lifespan as set by the manufacturer. After a certain number of years or miles, these parts may wear out and begin to malfunction. Sometimes, they could be damaged before the set time and may need fixing. This is where tune-ups come in. A tune up is necessary to prevent several parts from malfunctioning as well as to maintain the reliability of your vehicle. Most tune ups are usually carried out based on the manufacturer’s recommended scheduled maintenance checklist.
How To Know When Your Acura Tune Ups Is Needed
Generally, tune-ups are recommended on regular basis. However, some components require more frequent servicing than others. For example, while an oil change is required with about every 3,000 miles, a timing belt replacement would take a while longer, about 60,000 miles or more. Nevertheless, sometimes certain components or systems may develop a fault necessitating a repair before the expected time.
An illuminated check engine light or any of the indicator lights on the dashboard means that the sensors in the engine control unit have detected a fault in the system which may require repairs. Engine running rough, idling and misfiring, poor fuel economy, vibrations in the passenger’s cabin, clanking, grinding or squeaking noises from the engine compartment etc., are all warning signs of a malfunctioning system. If you notice any of the following signs or a general decrease in performance, then you should take your Acura at an auto repair shop irrespective of your maintenance schedule.
What should be included in a Tune-up
Whether you noticed a decrease in the efficiency of your Acura or it is scheduled for a tune-up, you can expect that our highly trained and certified mechanics will perform a visual inspection as well as a number of diagnostics tests to help diagnose problems with your vehicle. Although oil and oil filter changes usually top the list of services required, there is a long list of items that require maintenance and servicing.
Some of our most common services completed on Acura’s during a tune-up include;
- General Tune-up
- Valve adjustments
- Oil and filter change
- Driver belt and hose repair
- Airbag/SRS System repair
- Automatic Transmission fluid change
- Tire Maintenance (rotate/balance),
- Driver Belt and Hose Repair
- Brake Fluid and Flush Services
- Airbag/SRS System Repair
- Automatic Transmission Fluid Change
- Tire Maintenance (rotate/balance)
A tune up will help point out and resolve impending failures before you incur major repair costs. The cost of a standard routine check is dependent on the repair services needed. However, always remember that preventive maintenance is a lot more cost effective and efficient than fixing an existing problem that has affected other parts and to keep your car in top shape you can schedule our autoshop and let our professionals give your car the treatment that it deserves.