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Reasons to Schedule a Tune Up for Your Vehicle

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Many car owners believe that as long as their vehicle is functioning properly, no further care is needed. However, an automotive tune up can provide major benefits in both the long and short term. Talk to your Tucson mechanic about whether your vehicle is due for an automotive tune up to improve performance.

Improves Gas Mileage

As the price of gas continues to rise, consumers are more concerned than ever with improving automotive gas mileage. Regular tune ups will ensure that every system in your car is running efficiently, which will increase your overall gas economy. When your engine is functioning at peak capacity, it will use less gas to achieve the power needed to move your car. Your vehicle will also accelerate and maintain cabin comfort more effectively when it is in tune as well.

Minimizes Emissions

As gasoline combusts inside your engine, byproducts are released. Many of these byproducts contribute to air pollution and poor air quality, especially when your engine is dirty or functioning inefficiently. A tune up service will ensure your engine and its components are clean, resulting in cleaner use of gasoline to lower your emissions and reduce the environmental impact of using your car.

Prevents Major Auto Repairs

In many cases, regular tune ups can prevent the need for more major repair work. During a tune up and inspection, your mechanic will check all the systems of your car. If parts are worn or failing, they will be replaced before they can completely fail. This will prevent the damage and inconvenience that can occur if components of your car fail while you are on the road. Preventing emergency repairs will not only save you time and stress; it will also save you money in the long term.

Could your car or truck use a tune up in Tucson? Contact Automotive Recalibration Center today by calling (520) 433-4147 to speak with one of our experienced mechanics about your automotive needs. You can find out more about our vehicle repair and fleet maintenance services on the web.

Debunking Common Auto Maintenance Myths

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

You may have heard a number of different “recommendations” regarding auto maintenance and repair. However, not all recommendations may be accurate and some can even cause more harm than good. Knowing the truth about auto maintenance can help you prevent damage to your car and improve its overall performance.

3,000-Mile Oil Changes

Oil is the lifeblood of your engine; dirty oil can increase emissions while reducing fuel efficiency. However, most modern cars do not need oil changes every 3,000 miles. Check your car’s user manual to find out how often the manufacturer recommends changing the oil. Keep in mind that the interval may also depend upon the type of oil you use and the type of driving you do. Your auto mechanic can explain your oil options and how each will affect your vehicle’s performance, as well as the frequency with which you actually need oil changes.

Chassis Lubrication

Lack of lubrication in your car’s suspension can cause unwanted noise and wear away the components of your chassis much more quickly. However, chassis lubrication is becoming an outdated concept. Most vehicles built within the past few decades no longer require chassis lubrication; in some cases, lubricating the chassis when it’s not required can even lead to bigger problems. Chassis lubrication shouldn’t be a concern unless you are dealing with an older or restored vehicle.

Fuel Injector Cleaning

The fuel injectors are an important component of your fuel system; clean fuel injectors are more efficient, improving your vehicle’s gas mileage while reducing emissions. However, injector cleaning is often not the solution to a car that’s running rough. Gasoline today is required to include a detergent component that cleans the injectors as fuel is used. Thus, periodic injector cleaning is generally unnecessary unless called for specifically by your manufacturer’s manual.

At Automotive Recalibration Center, we pride ourselves on providing honest, personalized auto service in Tucson. We will work with you to determine your car’s needs and provide fast, effective service. You can reach us today by calling 520-433-4147 or clicking through our website.