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Tune Up

A Proper Tune Up Improving Gas Mileage

Tune Up Special Coupon

Tune Up Coupon

Call Target Auto Repair at (954) 962-7517 for your next tune up to receive our special coupon price.

A properly tuned engine offers better performance, provides more dependability, and increases your gas mileage.

Our special coupon for tune ups gives you 15% off OR $25 off (whichever is greater) on any tune-up service over $100 (not including waste fees / shop supplies.

This includes a free computer analysis to diagnosis exactly what your car, truck, or SUV needs.

Is Your Check Engine Light On?

You may see a picture of an engine light up. This can indicate a wide range of problems from very simple things to something more serious involved. It should be checked as soon as possible. This may or may not be urgent but bring your car in as soon as you can. Once we connect it to our computerized diagnostic tool then we will quickly determine the problem.

Tune Ups at Target Auto Repair

Call (954) 962-7517 to schedule your next tune up for your car, truck or SUV. We service all makes and models.

A vehicle's engine requires preventive maintenance in order to continue to perform well and maintain peak gas mileage.

A tune up is a regularly-scheduled opportunity, usually once a year, to do all of the preventive maintenance your car's engine needs. Ensuring that your car gets a tune up regularly will help maintain the performance of your car and extend its life.

A tune up generally includes replacement of several parts on your car. For example, an air filter should be replaced at least once a year; failing to replace it when it's dirty will cause your engine to get less of the air it needs to run properly. A tune up typically involves replacing or cleaning the spark plugs, and replacing the distributor cap and rotor. A tune up can also include replacement of the fuel filter, PCV Valve, and oxygen sensor.

What is a Tune Up and Does Your Car Need One?

An automotive tune up is a phrase that gets a lot of use and different people have different opinions about what might be included within the scope of that phrase.

A Tune Up Typically Consists Of

  • Replacing the Spark Plugs
  • Replacing the Air Filter
  • Replacing the Fuel Filter

Some vehicles will also require Spark Plug Wires, Distributor Cap, Distributor Rotor, and PCV Valve. Of course this depends upon the vehicle and many newer vehicles have replaced some of the mechanical parts mentioned above with computerized parts that won't require replacement at all.

Tune Up Specials

In today's market, the advertised specials you see for tune-ups are a MAJOR rip-off. All late Model Cars / Vans & Light Trucks have sensors that operate the on board computer Electronic Control Module also known as the ECM. Still true, all cars, SUV's, vans and light trucks have some sort of injection system with spark plugs / wires and coils. When the car is running bad, it is not necessarily a tune up or spark plug issue. Remember, it could be one of many sensors that operate the computer and sends a signal to the ECM that turns the check engine light on. So if you call or go to a repair shop and they give you a price on a tuneup, be very skeptical of their diagnosis. No one can give an exact price without a thorough evaluation.

Tune Ups on Modern Cars, Trucks and SUV's

Years ago, most cars had carburetors. Today, they have fuel injection and the throttle body. Sometimes a faulty fuel injector, o-ring or dirty throttle body can cause a car to run bad and vibrate at an idle.
Late model cars have engine mounts that are hydraulic filled with oil. As cars get older, the oil / fluid could seep or leak out causing the car to idle rough or vibrate making you think that you need a car tune-up. So don't forget to RUN, not jog, when someone gives you a price for a tune-up.

Tune Ups with OEM Parts

At Target Auto Repair in Hollywood Florida, we use nothing generic; Every part is OEM / LKQ Like, Kind and Quality) for each specific car. Even our Diagnostic Testing Equipment and computers are specific to each vehicle so that assures you that everything is set to factory specifications.

Filters are equally important. A clogged air or fuel fitler could indeed cause poor mileage. That being said, low air pressure in your tires could also give you bad or poor mileage

Tune Ups and O2 Sensors

So if you go to a place and they plug a computer and the mechanic states you need an O2 sensor, remember to RUN, don't jog, away from his advice. The O2 sensor is like your nose, it smells the amount of oxygen in the exhaust system to let the ECM make adjustments. Let's say the O2 sensor comes on the computer screen as bad and you replace it and within a week the car gives you the same symptoms and the check engine light comes on. The "so called" mechanic looks at the end result and not the cause like a horse with blinders; he just went straight to the finish line to collect your money but didn't turn his head to find the cause of the problem.

Follow Your Tune Up Schedule

Each auto manufacturer will have a schedule indicating when a certain make and model of vehicle should have this service performed. When performing a Tune-Up, we run computer diagnostics to get a complete picture of what is going on with your car.

You may already know that a Tune Up is required to keep the ignition system of your vehicle operating properly. This is a great way to be proactive about your car care.  A little preventive maintenance service will go a long way in helping you to go a long way on the road without a breakdown.

Sometimes when a vehicle doesn't run well our customers will ask for a tune up.  In older cars the tune up is when certain parts are replaced on a schedule because they wear out.  The replacement of those parts would make the engine run great until the parts eventually wear down again.

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