Your vehicle is a powerful machine that is capable of some seriously impressive feats. Whether you’re a casual driver or you live for your vehicle, it’s important that you keep it in the best shape possible. That’s why it’s so important to have your car tuned up. At Signature tire, we are pleased to offer you a tune-up service that will keep your confidence in your vehicle high.

Why Get a Tune Up?

Tuning up your vehicle offers a number of benefits, some of which are more obvious than others. First and foremost, keeping your vehicle tuned up will save you money in the long run, all while providing you with a safer vehicle for you and your family. Additionally, tuning up your vehicle will reduce the chances that it breaks down. It will also benefit the environment, by contributing to cleaner air. If all of this weren’t enough, keeping your vehicle tuned up will also increase its overall value should the time come for you to trade it in or sell it.

How Do You Know When It’s Time For A Tune-Up?

With older vehicles, it was considered important to get a tune-up every 15,000 to 20,000 kilometres, or once a year. Newer vehicles can usually go 40,000 kilometres before a tune-up, some can even go further than that. As always you should consult your owner’s manual.

Of course, some vehicles will need tune-ups before they hit these markers. There are a few signs you can watch out for to tell if you may need a tune-up, including:

  • Stalling – If you find your car stalls, it may be time to get a tune-up. This can be caused by spark plugs that have become worn or by defective electronic sensing devices.
  • Loud / rough sounding engine – If your engine is making a loud sound when you accelerate, or even when you’re idling, a tune-up can help to correct this.
  • Vehicle doesn’t want to start – If you find your vehicle is having trouble starting, it could be caused by a number of issues, including a dying battery, a weak fuel pump, or defective electronic components.

Bringing your vehicle in for a tune up can make a world of difference in how it performs. If you think it might be time to bring your vehicle in for a tune-up, or would like to discuss the process with a professional, stop into your local Signature Tire today.