Should You Tune Up?
What Are Tune-Ups?
Tune-ups are something we do for our vehicles to keep them in good shape, whether old or newer models that probably haven’t been serviced for some time. Marks Automotive in Jasper, Alabama, has the tools and experts to do the job just for you. When should you schedule a tune, and how often will you need one? Typically, it depends on the daily use of your vehicle. Still, it is best to consider it if you have not had it serviced between 10,000-12,000 miles or annually. So, what exactly is a tune-up? A tune-up is a minor procedure where a check-up is done to ensure all parts connected to the engine keep it healthy. Did you know that ‘tune up’ affectionately got its name from mechanics listening to decipher if the engine was ‘in tune’? Now that we know this let us educate you on what tune-ups include.
What Does a Tune-Up Include
There are multiple ways to do a tune-up, depending on what your vehicle needs service. It is not always about trying to improve your vehicle’s speed or enjoying the mighty roar of your engine when you want to impress your peers. Tune-ups can also improve the health and longevity of your engine and the components that connect to it. A tune-up usually includes replacing spark plugs, coil boots, engine air filters, and cleaning fuel systems. Sometimes, you may need to set the ignition timing, clean the throttle body, or replace the fuel filter, but it will vary per vehicle. Our shop offers a 36-month, 36,000-mile warranty on all parts and labor, so you can easily be covered with us long-term.
Let’s Get You In Tune
We are happy to help at Marks Automotive in Jasper, Alabama. We service all cars except European brands at this time. We offer after-hour pick-up and drop-off services if your schedule does not fit our hours of operation to have your vehicle serviced. Yes, this includes having our shuttle give you a ride home or to our shop at no charge - even if it is simply because you cannot wait until your vehicle is ready. After all, we understand life does not wait. Please contact us at (205) 265-3611 to schedule an appointment or visit our shop in person. Our doors are open to you and your vehicle, and be sure to check our website daily for any specials we may be offering.