Since 1996 all vehicles have been equipped with an engine monitoring system. This system turns the “check engine” or “service engine” light on that is located on your vehicle dash.
Our engine diagnostics service allows us to read the codes produced by this monitoring system, and diagnose engine and powertrain problems.
Tune-ups Are Important
Regular engine tune-ups can prevent these codes and other engine troubles by making sure the engine is running at peak performance. Engine tune-up usually involves the replacement of:
- Spark plugs
- Spark plug wires
- Air filter
- Fuel filter
- Distributor cap & rotor (if equipped)
- Coil packs
These services can extend the life of your engine and improve performance such as gas mileage. Regular tune-ups are essential to maintaining your car’s engine and preventing excessive wear and tear on internal parts, thus avoiding more costly repairs down the road.
When Should I Come In For Engine Diagnostics?
There are some simple signs to look out for that indicate your engine needs a tune-up or service. Some of these signs are:
- Check engine, or service engine light
- Loss of power on acceleration
- Slow cranking on start
- Rough idling
- Poor fuel economy
If you notice any of these signs you should come see our trustworthy team of technicians at R&M Auto Center Inc. in Mt Holly, NC to treat you and your vehicle right. Resolving problems with your vehicle when they are minor can prevent them from turning into much larger and more expensive repairs. So come see us and let us service your vehicle with respect, care, and expertise.