What is a Car Tune Up and why is it important to get one?
A car tune up is like a check up at the doctor for your car. It is important to get one because during a tune up service, your mechanic can discover any serious problems with your vehicle well in advance. Just like a doctor can discover the symptoms of a major disease in its early stage, a mechanic can discover a serious mechanical problem with your vehicle while they are checking it.
During a vehicle check you can expect the mechanic to test your brakes, gas pedal, have a look at your engine, tail lights, steering wheel and electronic control system. If they are all in good working order, you will be given the go ahead. On the other hand, if a problem is discovered you will be told what the problem is and whether it needs urgent attention or not. Some problems may be fixed later on. Others such as a faulty brake system for example, will need to be repaired as soon as possible.
Without a doubt, the cost of car tune up is well worth it. It may be tempting to skip the checks, especially if everything seems fine with your vehicle. However, only a mechanic will be able to spot problems with your vehicle that may seem invisible to your eye.
The real benefit to an annual checkup of your vehicle is that it is preventive maintenance. Your mechanic can inspect and fix your vehicle of any minor damage before it turns into major damage. Many times, a simple check up and quick fix can prevent major breakdowns in traffic. Annual checkups of your vehicle can also help you to get better gas mileage and more life out of your vehicle.
Are you wondering whether the cost of a car tune up is worth it? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Kestner Automotive today for more information about a tune up and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Columbia, SC, and the surrounding area.