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Spring Tune-up Tips

18 MAR 2014

The word “Tune-up” can mean different things to different people. Maybe it means simply changing sparkplugs, checking filters, and scanning for codes. It could also mean that everything from charging system analysis to injector flushing is done. This type of tune-up costs much more, but the benefits are higher, too. Those extra tune-up procedures can save money in fuel costs or extend the life of the vehicle, and maybe do both. Tune-ups can cost money, but at the price of fuel today, even a slight improvement in fuel economy will repay your tune-up costs quickly. If you’re looking for more spring tune-up tips, try this great blog by the Canadian Automotive and Trucking Institute. It contains some very useful information on oil change, tire pressure, testing your car battery, replacing your wiper blades and more. Those tips will help you and your vehicle transition smoothly and safely from winter to spring.

“Winter driving usually means a lot of idle time for our vehicles. Extended warm-up times and slower commutes because of poor road conditions can take their toll on them. Exhaust systems don’t heat up. Moisture rusts them from the inside out. Brake calipers have corroded slides, causing brakes to drag and tires to wear. All of these problem areas need to be checked. Many garages will advertise spring tune-ups specials, but if you end up getting a professionalto do the work for you, make sure to check exactly what the repair shop will do during the tune-up.”