Tune Ups & Scheduled Maintenance

Tune Ups & Scheduled Maintenance

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Why are Tune-Ups Important?

No matter the kind of vehicle you drive as it gets older, it will need a little more tender love and care. This is natural. Despite whether you live near Dewitt, natural wear and tear are inevitable. In other words, you will eventually notice a decline in your ride's performance sooner rather than later.

Luckily, there is a lot you can do to make sure your ride keeps functioning as it should. Our service department does a stellar job at providing high customer service while keeping your car's unique needs in mind. In other words, both you and your vehicle will be treated like family.

So, to better help you take care of your beloved ride, we've put together a short guide to understanding the importance of a tune-up.

What is a Tune-Up?

A tune-up is just as important as going to your primary care doctor regularly. If there are signs of serious health issues on the horizon, it is their job to identify them. The same thing goes for our master technicians.

A tune-up is when your ride goes through a thorough inspection to ensure that all oils and fluids are as they should. When a master technician goes through your vehicle, they also replace parts that break frequently.

Replacing these worn or damaged parts can tremendously help the lifespan of your vehicle. For example, if the air filter is not changed frequently, it can decrease the air your engine receives during combustion. This unstable combustion can build up sludge and unwanted waste inside your engine.

Every vehicle may have different tune-up requirements. So, check your owner's manual for specifics about your make and model. Or, you can trust that our master technicians to service your vehicle.

Why Do We Need Tune-Ups?

A good tune-up can keep your old car running like new with hundreds of thousands of miles on it. If you enjoy keeping your rides for life, then a tune-up is essential. For example, replacing a timing belt can make sure that your engine continues to run efficiently.

However, tune-ups are about more than mere performance. Getting a tune-up can also help protect you, your family, and your friends. A simple tune-up can help make sure that there are no obvious safety issues. For example, inspecting the brakes, fluid levels, and even electrical components, like spark plugs, can play an important role in safety.

Maintenance vs. Tune-ups

Scheduled maintenance or routine maintenance is arguably just as important as a tune-up but happens more frequently. For example, getting an oil change can significantly help the car's longevity and should be done every 5,000 miles.

To understand the difference between maintenance and a tune-up, view a tune-up as a whole-body kind of service appointment. A tune-up may inspect the spark plugs and much more. And while maintenance might cover some fluid checks and oil changes.

Both are important, and both are needed to keep your car running like new. It is realistic to expect to get well over 200,000 miles on your vehicle. That is if you treat it well.

Schedule Service at Crippen Buick GMC Today

Our professional service department at Crippen Buick GMC in Lansing is second to none. We take pride in the work we do. Between our staff are decades of experience and a passion for service. In other words, our master technicians and mechanics are more than capable.

They are more than equipped to service, maintain, and tune your vehicle. So, if you have noticed weird sounds, a decline in performance, or are concerned for your car's health, come and visit us today.