The Importance Of Routine Car Tune-Ups

The Importance Of Routine Car Tune-Ups

You know your car needs regular oil changes to keep running in top shape, but there’s a lot more to maintaining your vehicle than replacing the oil and filter every few months. Whether you drive a ’67 Mustang or a 2018 Honda Odyssey, all cars need routine engine maintenance to run effectively. Regular car tune-ups can help extend the life of your car, improve your fuel economy, and prevent major (read: expensive) repairs down the road.

Here are four reasons it’s important to get routine car tune-ups


You can avoid expensive repairs

Getting routine car tune-ups can help identify small issues before they turn into big problems. A standard tune-up that includes replacing your spark plugs, wires, filters, and inspecting all systems typically starts a hundred bucks. Investing in routine tune-ups and small repairs is a lot better than neglecting your vehicle and spending thousands of dollars on replacing parts that are damaged beyond repair.

You’ll be safer on the road

Your tires are four of the most important parts of your car. If you’re driving on the highway or taking a trip to the mountains, worn treads can make it hard for your tires to grip the road. As part of our 24-point inspection, we’ll inspect your tires for proper inflation, tread depth, and wear patterns to make sure your car is safe to drive. Our technicians will also examine your brake fluid, brake pads, and rotors.  

Your car won’t break down

There are many reasons your car could break down on the side of the road. The best way to prevent a disaster is have a skilled, ASE-certified technician inspect all of your vehicle’s parts and systems on a regular basis. At General Auto Repair, we’ll check your air filter, battery, transmission fluid level, and the condition of all belts, pumps, and hoses and recommend a repair if anything catches our attention.

Your car will last longer

Your car is more than just a vehicle you use to get to work, school, or to take your kids to the beach – it’s an investment. You can protect yourself from the financial turmoil of having to replace your engine or buy a new car by getting routine tune-ups. Plus, regular maintenance improves your fuel economy, which will save you even more money at the gas pump.

Are you ready for a car tune-up? Come see us!

Tune-up recommendations are based on mileage and vary from vehicle to vehicle, though most experts recommend a tune-up every 30,000 miles or every two years. However, if you notice a drop in gas mileage, rough idling, stalling, or jerking when your car shifts gears, don’t wait to make an appointment. Bring your car into General Auto Repair in San Diego for a tune-up right away to prevent a minor issue from becoming a big problem. Our ASE-certified technicians will handle your car with care, provide an honest estimate for repairs, and get you back on the road as quickly as possible.

Call us today at 619-237-1043 to schedule your tune-up.