Regular preventative maintenance and tune-ups are essential in reducing the risk of early engine failure in your vehicle. Come to Joe’s Service Department in Indianapolis for an engine tune-up before more extensive repairs are necessary, and save some time and money in the process. Don’t wait until your engine won’t start or your brakes are making that terrible squeaking sound. Call our crew members at (317) 405-8456 today to schedule your next auto tune-up or oil change.
What Does a Tune-Up Include?
Some steps of a vehicle tune-up are dependent upon the year and make of your vehicle, as well as its mileage. These can usually be found in the owner’s manual of your vehicle. Typically, though, this sort of maintenance includes most or all of the following:
As always, we follow car tune-up guidelines set forth by your manufacturer to ensure we are servicing the components of the vehicle that may fail in the near future.
Tune-Ups Based on Mileage
A good rule of thumb is to use a standard maintenance chart to keep track of important services that may be required. On average, most vehicles will need the following services performed based on its engine mileage:
- Every 3,000 miles: Standard oil and oil filter change; fluids checked and replaced if necessary; tire rotation; wheel alignment (if necessary).
- Every 15,000 to 30,000 miles: Air filter replacement; replace all fluids if they have not been recently; replace brake pads and inspect all brake components; check battery; inspect HVAC system.
- Every 35,000 to 50,000 miles: Battery replacement; ignition system inspection; spark plug inspection and replacement (most vehicles now have premium spark plugs that can last upwards of 100,000 miles).
- Every 60,000 miles: Fluid replacement; timing belt inspection; differential and transfer case inspection.
Indianapolis car owners can also keep their vehicles running efficiently by performing simple car tune-up tasks in their own garage or driveway, including inflating tires throughout the seasons; replacing wiper blades and windshield wiper fluid frequently; cleaning battery terminals when they begin to corrode; and paying attention to any unusual sounds or movements coming from their vehicle.
Schedule Your Tune-Up Today
In addition to regular car tune-ups, www.joesservicedepartment.com also performs other maintenance work and auto repairs on brakes, suspension systems, tires, and engines in Indianapolis. If you’ve encountered a problem or need to schedule routine maintenance, give us a call at (317) 405-8456.