If you live and/or work in the Mesquite area, we are the auto repair shop you need to contact if you are are in need of a tuneup or any other services. You’ll quickly see why our customers love and trust our prices, reputation, and top-quality service. At Kwik Kar Auto Care Center our ASE-certified technicians know the importance of a tuneup and will explain this to you in a way you will understand. Tuneups are one of the most important maintenance jobs you can have performed on your car and if always performed according to schedule, will literally adds years to the life of your engine.
Tune-ups may protect against future engine complications, while recognizing and replacing worn out parts. Keeping a regular tune-up timetable will help your vehicle last much longer, sustain a higher gasoline mileage, and boost efficiency.
Regular engine tune-ups bring power and efficiency back to your car. At Kwik Kar Auto Care Center, we visually inspect all of your engine components and install new parts (including spark plugs and fuel filters) as needed.
After a Kwik Kar tune up, you’ll discover your engine starts easier, runs smoother and is more efficient. A regular engine tune up will lower emissions, improve fuel economy and restore lost power.
When you get a car tune up based on your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations, you’re investing in the long-term health of your car, saving you time and money.
As with any car maintenance frequency, it will probably depend greatly on how you drive your vehicle. Driving your vehicle in a safe manner and keeping it maintained with tune ups, oil changes, tire rotations and other regular maintenance items will most definitely help your vehicle stay safe and last longer.
The first step in a tune up is to replace the fuel filter. If you have a fuel-injection system, regular cleaning isn’t necessary unless the injectors are clogged. The next step is to change the spark plugs, unless your vehicle uses platinum spark plugs, in which case you have another 30,000 miles left. Next we will examine the spark plug wires and replace them if necessary. If they are permanently attached to the distributor cap, we will replace it and the rotor if your car has them, as some newer models with distributor-less ignitions do not have either of these parts. The next step is to change the points and condenser if you drive a car from before 1978 that doesn’t have electronic ignition. It’s important to have your points changed or adjusted every six months.
Next we will check the ignition timing and adjust as needed. Then we will adjust the valves as needed, unless your car has hydraulic valves. We will replace the valve-cover gasket if needed, especially if we find evidence of oil on top of your engine.
We will check the condition of your belts and hoses and will talk to you about replacing them if worn. We will also check and fill all the fluids under the hood including battery, power steering, brake, transmission and window wiper fluid. If it’s been more than 3,000 miles since your last oil change, we will change the oil and oil filter. Next we will replace the air filter, which should be changed between maintenance services approximately every 15,000 miles. We will adjust the clutch if you have a manual transmission. Last, we will replace the PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve.