Is Your Car Running Rough?
Miserable Gas Mileage?
You Need a Tune-Up!
Your comfort and safety is our top priority. We’ll make sure your car is running at peak performance to factory specs!
Signs Your Car Needs A Tune-Up
Everything in the world requires some maintenance. Without adequate care and optimum servicing, fine tuned equipment will regularly malfunction. It’s a fact of life and your vehicle is no exception.
When your car needs a tune-up, it will give you plenty of signals. If you look for these signs then you’ll be able to get your car in to Wise Auto Clinic for a timely tune-up. If you wait, you run the risk of causing a major problem which will eventually cost you a lot more money and a great deal of trouble and anxiety. Don’t wait to be towed to the shop. Call us if you start to experience the following warning signs;
- One of the most common signs that your car needs a tune-up is a hard start. Cranky engines are very common, particularly with cars that are older. Hard starts can be due to a malfunctioning starting sensor or choke mechanism, failure of the ignition system or the electronics that control the ignition system.
- Another common sign is a knocking sound. Whenever you accelerate your car or when you are going uphill, you’ll hear a loud knocking sound. This is due to the load that the engine is being subjected to. An unmaintained car that hasn’t been tuned up in a while, commonly has this problem.
- You may experience power loss in your car. This happens if the filter has become very dirty and thus needs to be cleaned. Your car will react sluggishly and you will notice you’re getting very poor gas mileage.
- If your go through fuel faster than normal, then your car needs a tune-up. The engine and all mechanical components require ongoing maintenance. The first place you will notice a problem is when you go through gas faster than anticipated and your gas mileage drops. Dwindling mileage can also be due to improper brakes, underinflated or worn out tires and wheels that are out of alignment. These can all be diagnosed and repaired when we inspect your vehicle.