One of the biggest changes in today’s automotive industry is the idea of a “tune-up.” For many vehicle owners, the definition of a tune-up varies. Tune-ups protect against future engine complications, while recognizing and replacing worn out parts. Keeping a regular tune-up timetable will help your vehicle last much longer, sustain a higher gasoline mileage, and boost efficiency.

In the past, tune-ups consisted of the routine replacement of key ignition system parts like spark plugs and ignition points, and other basic adjustments to help “tune” the engine. Mounting pressure for increased fuel economy and lower emissions drove the car manufacturers to adopt electronics. This eliminated the need for the replacement and adjustment of a growing number of ignition and fuel system parts.

As the pace of technology quickened, the procedures required to perform a traditional tune-up changed dramatically. Highly sophisticated ignition and fuel systems are now the norm. These systems use one or more on-board computers to control critical engine and transmission management functions. Through on-board computer technology, things that were once handled mechanically, are now controlled electronically.

The classic “tune-up” was once the heart of the automotive business.  Contrary to some beliefs, today’s modern vehicles still need tune-ups to keep them performing at the most efficient levels. The Car Care Council has now introduced the 21st Century Tune-up. It is designed to help re-define and educate motorists as to what a tune-up should consist of on today’s modern vehicles.

According to the 21st Century Tune -up, the following systems should be inspected:

  • Battery, charging and starting

  • Engine mechanical

  • Power-train control (including on-board diagnostic checks)

  • Fuel

  • Ignition

  • Emissions

Keeping your car serviced will prevent problems before they start, saving you a great deal of money and headache. In order to get maximum performance and longevity out of your vehicle, you need to treat it right.

Tune-ups are essential to maintaining performance, gas mileage, and controlling emissions. Your car will run stronger and more efficiently when properly tuned. Tune-ups also significantly increase the lifespan of a vehicle.

Your car needs tune-ups, and it needs them on a regular basis. Keep your vehicle on the road longer and stronger by contacting us today. We will walk you through our services and provide you with details on the current state of your vehicle. Our expertly trained technicians will provide you with peace of mind knowing your vehicle is road ready and dependable.

For all your auto repair and maintenance needs, remember Koester has you covered. We offer expert auto maintenance and collision repair services. Our dedication to taking care of you and your family is unparalleled in the Sherman Oaks community. You have enough to worry about, so let our team take the weight off your shoulders. 

To schedule an appointment with us, give us a call or stop by our shop and say hello.

We are conveniently located at 15315 Dickens Street, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

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