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Car Tune-Up Service & Engine Repair

Is your car out of tune?

Just like you need regular checkups to stay healthy, your car needs regular tune-ups to keep it in the best possible shape. The good news is regular tune-ups are a lot more fun than regular checkups — there are no needles, cold stethoscopes or embarrassing questions involved. You just drive up, let the Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers pros work their magic and your car will be humming a happy, healthy tune in no time.

Why does your engine need tune-ups?

Regular tune-ups help ensure your car is running safely, reliably and efficiently. Tune-ups can also reduce your car’s emissions and extend the life of your vehicle. What’s more, regular maintenance can help your car hold its value and, if you make a warranty claim, your car’s manufacturer will likely want documentation that you have properly maintained your vehicle before considering your claim.

How often does your car’s engine need tune-ups?

All cars are different, but your owner’s manual includes recommendations about when you should have your car’s systems inspected, cleaned and otherwise maintained. As a general rule, the older your car is, the more often tune-ups will most likely be needed. The professionals at Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers can also help you establish a regular tune-up plan to keep your car in top condition.

What’s included in a tune-up?

Our tune-ups begin with a thorough inspection of your vehicle’s engine and other important systems. If the technician finds any problems or maintenance needs, they will discuss them with you before any work is performed. Some common tune-up needs include:

  • Filter replacements including gas, fuel and air filters

  • Belt replacements

  • Battery service or replacement

  • Spark plug and wire replacement

  • Replacement of ignition components

  • Adjustment of the clutch in vehicles with manual transmissions

Our experts are trained to service your vehicle precisely according to factory specifications. What’s more, the parts we use meet or exceed specifications so you can rest assured you’ll be rolling out in tip-top shape.

How do you know if your car needs a tune-up?

  • Difficulty starting – This could be a sign of battery, starter or alternator problems.

  • Stalling – This could be caused by clogged hoses or spark plugs needing to be replaced.

  • Reduced gas mileage – Lower fuel efficiency could be a sign of fuel injector or spark plug issues.

  • New, strange noises – There can be numerous sources of new, strange noises. To be safe, if you hear something you haven't heard before — like knocking or squealing — you should have your car checked out.

If you’re experiencing any of these problems, don’t wait. A fast, affordable tune-up can help your car run better, and can also help you avoid major — and possibly expensive — engine repair needs down the road. It’s easy to schedule a tune-up at your nearest Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers location now.