TUNE UP SERVICES
We’re a top rated local tune up services shop in Fremont, CA. We also serve the greater East Bay Area, including Newark, Union City, Milpitas and Sunol. The key to a long life for a vehicle is to make sure that it is properly maintained at regular intervals. Each time a vehicle hits the road, the act of driving can expose it to harsh conditions: dirt, grime, and the breakdown of fluids, all of which can severely affect the performance. The inspection and replacement of items such as fluids, filters, and other worn parts can keep your car rolling down the road without trouble.
Every car needs basic maintenance, and if ignored, this can be the cause of massive and expensive problems. Diligent owners will pay a small amount to maintain their vehicles over time so that they will not be forced to pay much higher expenses down the road. Junkyards are filled with examples of owners who failed to regularly keep their vehicles tuned up until it was too late and the vehicle became worthless and stopped running.
What are some of the basic items that need to be maintained? While the list below is not exhaustive, it can help ensure that you are doing your part to keep your car running for as long as possible. It is always a good idea to consult your owner’s manual to find out the specific details of maintenance your manufacturer recommends.
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$99.99 Full Synthetic Oil Change
STARTING AT $99.99. Motor oil and the parts needed for your oil change vary in price from vehicle to vehicle. Please call for an exact price quote for your vehicle make and model. Our technicians are trained to service just about every make and model vehicle, from engine repair to oil changes.
$160.00 Engine Light Diagnostic
Our technicians are highly skilled and experienced with just about every vehicle make and model. If your check engine light is on, you can bring it to our shop and we’ll diagnose what’s wrong with it. Any authorized diagnostic will be applied toward the cost of your repair, a $160.00 value.
Most service professionals recommend a basic lube, oil, and filter change and tire rotation every 5k miles. As oil circulates through the engine of your vehicle, it picks up all kinds of debris and dirt that get sucked into the engine. In addition, the viscosity of the oil breaks down which means that the oil has a harder time lubricating the moving parts inside your engine. Less lubrication means more friction, more friction means more heat, and more heat means more wear and tear on each of those moving components, shortening the life of your car. While it isn’t always necessary to change your air filters, checking them every 5k miles can ensure you never miss replacing them when they do become dirty.
In addition to the regular maintenance of oil and tire rotation, if the air filter for your engine (and the one for your interior) have not been replaced prior, it should be replaced at this point. Also, most professionals recommend a brake pad inspection and replacement if needed. Whenever pads are replaced, the rotors should be turned to ensure a smooth surface for the pads to adhere to. Many technicians have multi-point inspection checklists that when used can highlight any pressing need your vehicle might have.
This mark is a wonderful time to inspect the cooling system of the car to ensure that the engine coolant is fresh and clean of debris. All belts and hoses should be checked and replaced if showing signs of deterioration. Many shops also encourage an inspection of suspension and air conditioning components to determine if any areas require attention.
By this point, chances are the tires will need to be replaced. In addition, it is a good idea to get a tune-up and have your spark plugs replaced. All belts and hoses should be checked along with brake pads and rotors, in addition to the regularly scheduled oil change and tire rotation.
Most automobile manufacturers have designated the 100,000-mile mark as a big event. Transmission fluid, all coolants, steering fluid, and brake fluid need to be replaced if you have not already done so. Some manufacturers’ warranties end at 100k miles, so it is always a good idea to have the automobile inspected before the warranty runs out so that any issues can be addressed.