Get Prepared to Bring in Your Car for a Spring Tune-Up!

February 27, 2020 Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s been a long winter, but it’s just about over, which means it’s time for you to start thinking about all the spring chores you have ahead of you. One of the tasks you should be sure to take on during the spring is taking in your vehicle for a spring auto tune-up in Lubbock, TX!

Warmer weather means a greater likelihood that you’ll be spending more time outdoors, which also means you’re likely to be spending more time in your vehicle traveling to and from your outdoor destinations. When you combine the greater amount of driving with all the abuse your vehicle took if it was exposed to wintery weather, it becomes especially important for you to get your vehicle serviced by a professional before the season really kicks into full gear.

What happens at a tune-up?

There’s a common misconception that only older vehicles need to be given regular tune-ups, but the reality is that all types of vehicles (new and old) can use a good servicing to stay in prime condition for many years to come. Your tune-up could include checking, repairing or replacing such parts as belts, spark plugs, wires, electrical features, hoses, battery and other important vehicle parts and systems. Fluids will also be important to check during a tune-up appointment.

One of the most important maintenance tasks to stay on top of with your vehicle is changing your oil. You need to keep up with regular oil change intervals as it is just to keep your engine in good condition, but this is especially important after your vehicle has gone through a winter of exposure to salt, debris and dirt. These are substances that can really do a number on your engine’s lubrication system.

The frequency with which you’ll need to change your oil depends on the kind of vehicle you have and the type of oil you use. The old guideline used to be every three months or 3,000 miles, but today’s vehicles have enhanced technology and new types of oil that allow you to go a much longer amount of time between oil changes. Many synthetic oils, for example, only need to be changed every 7,000 or even 10,000 miles. You should always check with your vehicle’s manufacturer’s guide, as well as the instructions on the oil itself, for information about oil change intervals, rather than making any assumptions.

When you do schedule a tune-up, we strongly recommend you do so with an ASE-certified mechanic. ASE certification provides a guarantee to customers that the mechanic has achieved a certain level of training and provides a certain standard of quality with their work. Certified mechanics have gone above and beyond the expectations of their field to gain extra knowledge and skills that they can pass on to their clients in a way that provides them with extra value.

For more information about scheduling an auto tune-up in Lubbock, TX this spring, contact the team at M & M Tire & Service Center today.

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