10 Signs Your Car Needs A Tune-Up in Edmonton, Alberta

10 Signs Your Car Needs A Tune-Up in Edmonton, Alberta

10 Signs Your Car Needs A Tune-Up in Edmonton, Alberta

When it comes to keeping your vehicle running like new or considering purchasing a used vehicle, you will want to visit our Service Centre at MINI Edmonton, the leading dealership in Edmonton, Alberta. We strive to support our customer's vehicle ownership experience. We do so by offering helpful tips to know when your vehicle needs service and providing various automotive services to make your ownership experience as effortless as possible. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to have your vehicle inspected and serviced.

What Goes Into A Vehicle Tune-up

Change Oil & Other Fluids

As a part of the tune-up, the engine oil and oil filter are replaced, and other fluid levels are checked. If the condition of the other fluids is poor, they will also be flushed and replaced. Other fluids include coolant, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and much more.

Safety Inspection

When you buy a used vehicle, a safety inspection is required, giving you a detailed overview of the vehicle's current condition and if it needs any repairs to be deemed safe to be on the road.

Mechanical Repair

If the safety checks come back with issues that require attention, the mechanics will repair those components or replace them as necessary. Our experts are factory-trained technicians that know your vehicle inside and out, making them the ideal team to repair your vehicle.

10 Warning Signs You Need A Tune-up

The Dashboard Lights Come On

There are lots of lights on your dashboard that indicate various faults in the many systems that your vehicle has. You can check your owner's manual to get the most accurate information about those lights, but don't let those lights stay on too long before visiting a Service Centre. The most common light to see is the engine warning light, and it could vary in severity.

You Hear Unusual Noises

If you hear unusual noises like whining, grinding, or anything new, you will want to have your vehicle inspected before it turns into a more significant issue down the road. Noises are one indication of a problem with the suspension, brakes, or your engine.

You Start Stalling Out

If your vehicle stalls out in traffic or randomly from time to time, you will want to avoid driving it as it can be a danger for you and other motorists on the road. In this situation, you will want to bring your vehicle in to have a complete inspection.

Bad Fuel Mileage

With failing components or inadequate maintenance, you will find that your fuel mileage is getting worse, and this is usually an excellent time to get a tune-up. Old spark plugs, oil, wheel bearings, or other components could be the cause of your vehicle's poor performance.

Your Car Is Slow To Accelerate

Slow acceleration can happen through many issues related to the engine or wheel bearings and other components. If your vehicle is experiencing this issue, don't wait and bring it in for an inspection and a tune-up.

You Can Feel Unusual Vibrations

Vibrations are a good sign of a problem, but they tend only to happen in specific situations until they worsen and start to vibrate more frequently.

Your Engine Is Misfiring

Misfires are another sign of trouble that usually also comes with a flashing engine light. Those misfires can be due to bad spark plugs, ignition coils, and other ignition components.

Car Pulls To One Side

If your vehicle's alignment is not perfect, it will start to pull to one side and cause premature wear to suspension components and tires.

Car Is Shaking

A sign that your vehicle's suspension needs attention is shaking in the cabin or through the steering wheel. This issue can be dangerous depending on the severity, but don't let it go unattended for too long as it can worsen.

Brakes Are Grinding

If your brakes are grinding as you press the brake pedal, it's time to change them. Once brake pads wear to the minimal level, they will start to create a grinding sound, if you don't change them in time, they will damage your rotors, and you will be risking running out of braking material.

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