Auto Tune-up Services in Colorado Springs
Auto tune-up services are an important part of your car’s regular maintenance. Honest Accurate Auto Service has been a leading provider of quality tune-up services here in the Pikes Peak region for nearly 30 years. We are proud to serve our customers – our friends and neighbors throughout Colorado Springs – with integrity, honesty and quality workmanship. Our certified technicians will help you optimize your engine and keep your car in excellent condition with a thorough inspection and tune-up at one of our two convenient locations.
What is a Car Tune-up?
Honest Accurate’s car tune-up service examines core functions in your car’s engine to ensure they are running within manufacturer specifications. A technician inspects key areas of the engine, replacing as needed spark plugs, wires and filters as needed, and correcting any other potential issues so the engine runs smoothly. During your service appointment, your technician will also reset valves to factory specifications. Our technicians work hard at all times to find solutions that save you money while ensuring your car achieves optimum performance on the road.
Basic Car Tune-up Checklist
- Check fluids
- Check connections
- Check belts and hoses
- Look for leaks, wear and tear or damage
- Replace bad or worn spark plugs
- Replace worn spark plug wires
- Replace air filter
- Replace fuel filter
- Check timing
- Clean fuel system
What Happens if I Don’t Get a Tune-up?
Neglecting Car Tune-ups Can Cost You More Money
The longer you wait to address potential problems with your car, the more expensive these problems can become to repair. Even worse, if you don’t know you have a potential issue, you may continue to make it worse. Getting an expert ASE-certified mechanic under the hood can help you correct and prevent expensive problems in the future.
Your Car Could Break Down – Permanently
If you do not perform periodic tune-ups on your vehicle, you put your engine at risk for breaking down over time – or ceasing to work at all. Serious engine problems are notoriously expensive to fix, if they can even be repaired. Replacing an entire engine is even more costly and may influence your decision to keep your vehicle. Considering that cars are only getting more expensive, it is wise to prevent such issues in the first place.
Key Signs You Need a Tune-up
- Your gas mileage has dropped
- Your brakes feel “soft” or weak when stopping
- Unusual noises, emissions or smells
- Check engine light or other warning lights are on
- Car is rattling or shaking while driving
- AC or radiator leaks
- Stalling in traffic
- Difficulty starting
- Car dies frequently
- Grinding while shifting if manual; surges or strain while shifting in an automatic
FAQs About Car Tune-ups
How long does a tune up take?
A vehicle tune-up typically takes 2-4 hours to complete, depending on the type of vehicle and the level of work required. Honest Accurate offers a courtesy shuttle service so you do not have to wait in our shop. Should you choose to spend your wait time with us, our waiting area is comfortable, with complimentary coffee and wifi.
How often should you get a tune up?
There are several ways to determine how often you need a tune-up. One way to gauge the need is to look at your mileage. Vehicle manufacturers tend to recommend you get a tune-up around 30,000 to 40,000 miles. If your car or truck is older and does not have all of the modern features of current engine systems, that number can drop to every 10,000 miles. You should also consider how often you drive your vehicle, the type of conditions you drive in and the amount of wear you put on your system while driving. Folks who only use their car to drive to the grocery store or the dog park will tune up their vehicles far less than a regional sales rep who makes in-person appointments all over Southern Colorado.
What are the signs that your car needs a tune-up?
One of the most important things to know about tune-ups is that you don’t have to have a problem with your car to get one. You can schedule appointments within manufacturer recommendations or if you feel you’ve put your car through some particularly difficult driving for an extended period of time. For more information on signs you need a tune-up, we’ve got you covered.
What is the cost for a tune-up?
The price of your tune-up will vary depending upon the parts and services performed during the appointment. Honest Accurate will never complete work without your permission, nor will we hit you with surprise charges. If you are offsite, a technician will call you to discuss any expenses outside of the quoted price. You are under no obligation to approve any recommendations.
What does a tune up do to a car?
A tune-up optimizes your engine system by correcting issues, cleaning components and getting it back to (almost) new. It will help improve the longevity of your and keep you informed about potential problems.
Does Honest Accurate offer tune-up services near me?
Honest Accurate Auto Service has two shops in Colorado Springs to serve you:
426 Nevada Mesa View
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
3905 Tutt Boulevard
Colorado Springs, CO 80922
Our courtesy shuttle can take you wherever you need to go after you drop off your vehicle, so pick a location that fits your schedule for the day. We’ll help you get where you need to go safely.
Schedule Your Next Car Tune-Up with Honest Accurate Auto Service
Keep your truck or car running smoothly and extend the life of your vehicle. Regular vehicle maintenance will ensure that your vehicle runs great and lasts for as long as you need it. Honest Accurate is a trusted local company in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region that can get your car safe and road read all year round. Schedule an appointment today!