Does Your Vehicle Need a Spring Tune-Up?

When the weather gets warmer, it’s a good time to think about getting your vehicle checked to make sure it’s not experiencing any damage caused by severe winter weather. Snow, ice, and freezing temperatures can take a toll on your vehicle, especially if it’s been parked outside for a majority of the time.

To officially welcome the warmer months ahead, why not give your vehicle a proper spring tune-up? A tune-up is a very basic, routine type of maintenance that should be performed regularly to ensure your vehicle is performing the way it should be.

Spring tune-ups increase the safety, performance, and lifespan of your vehicle.

Spring Tune-Up Checklist:

1. Get an oil change

After a long season of driving in fluctuating temperatures, your engine oil has been through a lot. The various weather changes (snow, slush, rain, mud, etc.) cause your engine filter to work harder than normal. Keeping your filter and engine fluids clean and topped off is important. During a tune-up, all the fluids, including the washer fluid, will be checked and refilled, as well as the engine oil.

2. Spark plugs & wires

Spark plugs can get worn out over time, especially in colder weather, which can lead to a delay in your engine turnover, hard starts, a misfire, or even cause your engine to stall. During your spring tune-up, the spark plug wires will be inspected and replaced if they are not functioning correctly.

3. Cleanse your fuel filter

One of the essential items to check during a tune-up is your vehicle’s fuel filter. The fuel filter is a device that filters out dirt and other particles from your fuel, so it burns cleanly. During a tune-up, the fuel filter will either be cleaned using a special cleansing liquid, or it will be replaced entirely depending on the condition of the filter.

Schedule Your Tune-Up with Performance Auto Repair

Preventative maintenance is key to your safety on the road during all seasons; make sure you get your vehicle in for its seasonal tune-up this spring, especially before heading out on those long summer road trips. Trust us; your car will thank you for it!

Call Performance Auto Repair of Montgomery today at (334) 245-6600 to schedule your tune-up today!

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Happy New Year! Now that the holidays are behind us, it’s time to look to the future. Whether you have a busy summer planned or you’re looking forward to a stay-cation, you’ll still need your car to safely get you to your destination. Do you and your car a favor checking vital components before you start your travels.  Continue reading “Spring Is Right Around the Corner: Is Your Car Ready?” »

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Many drivers know all too well that they have to bring their car in for maintenance if they want it to run smoothly. Regular auto maintenance keeps your car running like a dream, and it will save you money in the long run. Preventative auto repair, when performed by experienced mechanics, will ensure that you are less likely to be stuck with a major repair bill. But when is the best time for you to bring your car in for repairs?  Continue reading “When is the Best Time for You to Bring Your Car in for Service?” »

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Not everyone can be as knowledgeable as a mechanic, but any car owner can make changes to their maintenance routine to take better care of their vehicle. A well-tuned machine needs more than gasoline to work properly. Any vehicle needs regular inspections, parts replaced or lubed, tires rotated and fluids refilled.

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Many people put off buying new car tires until the last moment. That’s pretty dangerous since your car or truck tires are the only points of contact that your vehicle has with the road. Accordingly, it’s vital that your tires be in great condition. Continue reading “Choosing the Right Tires for Your Car or Truck” »

Avoid Car Problems On Your Spring Break Road Trip

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The last thing you want to think about when you’re on vacation is car problems. You want to be wandering around a museum, watching the sunset on a beach, or just walking around a new town with friends or family. Nobody budgets their trip to include car repair cash, not to mention time wasted looking for a mechanic to fix it. We have a checklist of things to test before hitting the asphalt. Continue reading “Avoid Car Problems On Your Spring Break Road Trip” »

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When you get a new vehicle, you want to keep it working perfectly as long as possible. There are three milestones, 30,000 miles, 60,000 miles and 90,000 miles, when you need to take your vehicle in for maintenance servicing. Continue reading “Servicing Your New Car at 30, 60 & 90k Miles” »

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