Layton Auto Tune-Ups

At Shadetree Automotive, we are proud to keep the vehicles of Layton, South Ogden, Kaysville and Clearfield running smoothly. Tune-ups are an integral part of a long-term strategy to extend your car’s life and to protect its value. They also keep you from being stuck on the side of the road with yet another unexpected break-down. The procedure for performing a tune-up depends on the age of your car and its mechanical configuration.

What Services are Included in a Layton, Utah Tune-Up

The answer to this question varies depending on your vehicle and driving habits, however most late-model cars should have a tune-up service performed between 30,000 and 50,000 miles. Your car’s manufacturer will recommend a specific service schedule for your vehicle (usually found in the owner’s manual) but there is no “one size fits all” for automotive service. At Shadetree Automotive, we advise our clients to bring their car in for a quick inspection around the 40,000 mile mark. Our technicians can suggest the right time for your car’s first tune-up. At the 90,000 to 100,000 mile mark, your vehicle will require a more extensive tune-up service, to replace some components that are known to wear out at that time on some makes and models. In addition to the regular tune-up services, your timing belt and water pump will be replaced, along with any other mechanisms that are at risk of failure.

If your car is older, requiring manual adjustments and a true tune-up, this service is required every 10,000 to 12,000 miles. If your car has a lot of miles on the odometer, the service technician may suggest even more frequent tune-ups, to help prevent unexpected mechanical failures.

In conjunction with regular oil changes, tune-ups are what keeps your car reliably on the road. These services allow the mechanic to thoroughly investigate all of your vehicle’s systems and components, both visually and with electronic testing equipment, to catch worn parts before they fail. Shadetree Automotive believes strongly in a proactive, preventive approach to car maintenance and repair. This saves our clients both time and money, as mechanical break-downs can cause further damage and downtime.