Tune Up Cost

tune up costTune up cost used to vary widely based on the mechanic and vehicle.  And by used to, we mean back when your grandparents started driving. Cars today have enough computers and sensors onboard that they basically tune up themselves hundreds of times every second while you drive.

A good tune up used to entail adjusting your vehicle’s idle mixture and idle speed, adjusting the choke, checking your timing and points gap along with changing a variety of fluids and maybe your spark plugs.  That kind of service would take your mechanic half a day and could cost you quite a bit.

Today, tune up costs have dropped significantly because there really isn’t much to tune up!  What does a tune up take on a modern fuel injector car?

  1. Oil Change
  2. Air Filter
  3. Spark Plugs
  4. Fuel System Cleaning

Oil change prices vary significantly from the dealership to the independent mechanic to the quick lube chain so call around, look for coupons and send your wife on lady’s day.

Air filters can almost always be changed without any tools or maybe a simple screwdriver.  They’re often so easy to change that many auto parts store will change them for you for free with you buy a filter at their store.

Spark Plugs will have a recommended change interval in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.  If you’ve got a modern coil-on-plug ignition system in your engine and it isn’t misfiring, your spark plugs are doing a good enough job.  Different types of spark plugs will last different lengths of time so knowing what kind of plug you have in your vehicle will help you determine how often it needs to be changed.

Fuel System Cleaning is really the equivalent to tuning up or rebuilding your carburetor.  Like spark plugs, if your engine isn’t misfiring your fuel system is probably working ok.  But is ok good enough? Keeping your fuel pump and fuel injectors operating at their peak efficiency will increase engine performance and fuel mileage.  Even if your vehicle is running great, we recommend a fuel system cleaning at every oil change.

Luckily fuel system cleaning isn’t nearly as complicated as rebuilding a carburetor!  All you have to do is add a bottle of BlueDevil Complete Fuel System Cleaner to your next tank of gas and let it work while you drive!  BlueDevil Complete Fuel System Cleaner will remove deposits and gunk from your fuel system restoring efficiency to your engine leaving you with a smooth clean ride.

You can pick up BlueDevil Complete Fuel System Cleaner one of your local auto parts stores like:

  • AutoZone  
  • Advance Auto Parts
  • Bennett Auto Supply
  • CarQuest Auto Parts
  • NAPA Auto Parts
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts
  • Pep Boys
  • Fast Track
  • Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts Specialists
  • S&E Quick Lube Distributor
  • DYK Automotive
  • Fisher Auto Parts stores
  • Auto Plus Auto Parts stores
  • Hovis Auto & Truck Supply stores
  • Salvo Auto Parts
  • Advantage Auto Stores
  • Genuine Auto Parts stores
  • Bond Auto Parts stores
  • Tidewater Fleet Supply
  • Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts
  • Any Part Auto Parts
  • Consumer Auto Parts

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