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The answer to that question is quite simple—it’s time for a car tune up! Spring is a good time to clean out the sludge of winter so schedule a diagnostic test. This test includes an inspection of the engine to analyze the overall performance of your vehicle and to determine whether any adjustments are required for the operating systems. Of all the technological advances in the automotive industry, one of the most beneficial has been computerization. Your mechanic doesn’t have to guess anymore, saving you money and time. With specialized software, diagnostic tools can accurately point to problem areas so that repairs can be made right the first time.

So what can a car diagnostic test tell you? It can indicate problems associated with the transmission, oil tank, gas tank, exhaust system, and other components. It can also indicate ignition timing issues, level of combustion buildup in the engine, fuel injector performance, engine rpm levels, condition of the ignition coils, air and coolant temperature, crankshaft and camshaft position and throttle opening. In other words, it tells your mechanic to know it’s time for a car tune up!

The tune-up checklist should include both preventative maintenance and restorative engine assessment, including:

  • Spark plugs
  • Fuel pump and filter
  • Fuel injectorsEngine timing and idle
  • PCV valve
  • Points and condenser.

The tune up for your vehicle will be uniquely based on its age, the number of miles driven, and its maintenance history.

How do you know if it’s time for a car tune up? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Big Lake Automotive today for more information about what can a diagnostic test tell you and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves the residents of Big Lake, MN, and surrounding areas.

Wondering what can a car diagnostic test tell you? Ask the experts at Big Lake Automotive if it’s time for a car tune up. Call us today!
22
Apr
2019

The answer to that question is quite simple—it’s time for a car tune up! Spring is a good time to clean out the sludge of winter so schedule a diagnostic test. This test includes an inspection of the engine to analyze the overall performance of your vehicle and to determine whether any adjustments are required for the operating systems. Of all the technological advances in the automotive industry, one of the most beneficial has been computerization. Your mechanic doesn’t have to guess anymore, saving you money and time. With specialized software, diagnostic tools can accurately point to problem areas so that repairs can be made right the first time.

So what can a car diagnostic test tell you? It can indicate problems associated with the transmission, oil tank, gas tank, exhaust system, and other components. It can also indicate ignition timing issues, level of combustion buildup in the engine, fuel injector performance, engine rpm levels, condition of the ignition coils, air and coolant temperature, crankshaft and camshaft position and throttle opening. In other words, it tells your mechanic to know it’s time for a car tune up!

The tune-up checklist should include both preventative maintenance and restorative engine assessment, including:

  • Spark plugs
  • Fuel pump and filter
  • Fuel injectorsEngine timing and idle
  • PCV valve
  • Points and condenser.

The tune up for your vehicle will be uniquely based on its age, the number of miles driven, and its maintenance history.

How do you know if it’s time for a car tune up? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Big Lake Automotive today for more information about what can a diagnostic test tell you and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves the residents of Big Lake, MN, and surrounding areas.

If you have to push down hard on the brake pedal to come to a stop, it’s time for a full brake service. There is really no stated schedule as to how often should you change your brakes. The best things you can do is watch and listen for the signs of braking problems.

If your brakes are starting to fail, here are six obvious signs that you will start to notice:

Concerned about how often should you change your brakes? Regular brake service will ensure that your vehicle is driving safe.
05
Apr
2019

If you have to push down hard on the brake pedal to come to a stop, it’s time for a full brake service. There is really no stated schedule as to how often should you change your brakes. The best things you can do is watch and listen for the signs of braking problems.

If your brakes are starting to fail, here are six obvious signs that you will start to notice:

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You want a safe and dependable vehicle but you may be wondering how often should you get your car serviced? The answer is actually quite simple--follow the maintenance schedule in your vehicle owner’s manual. This will help ensure that you are driving as safe as possible, especially in icy and snowy conditions.

That said, some mileage-based interval schedules are now obsolete as many of today’s newer cars have an in-vehicle maintenance reminder system. These reminder systems provide an alert on the dash when it is time for certain services, such as oil changes, fluid level checks, component inspections, and other car maintenance services. Even though you can typically trust this reminder system, it would be a good idea to double-check with your car repair technician for the right service intervals, especially if you don’t put many miles on your vehicle during a year’s time.

Traditionally, older cars have service intervals based on mileage, based on how you drive—“normal” or “severe” conditions--as defined below:

Are you wondering about how often should you get your car serviced? Read your owner’s manual or ask car repair experts at Big Lake Automotive for advice.
20
Mar
2019

You want a safe and dependable vehicle but you may be wondering how often should you get your car serviced? The answer is actually quite simple--follow the maintenance schedule in your vehicle owner’s manual. This will help ensure that you are driving as safe as possible, especially in icy and snowy conditions.

That said, some mileage-based interval schedules are now obsolete as many of today’s newer cars have an in-vehicle maintenance reminder system. These reminder systems provide an alert on the dash when it is time for certain services, such as oil changes, fluid level checks, component inspections, and other car maintenance services. Even though you can typically trust this reminder system, it would be a good idea to double-check with your car repair technician for the right service intervals, especially if you don’t put many miles on your vehicle during a year’s time.

Traditionally, older cars have service intervals based on mileage, based on how you drive—“normal” or “severe” conditions--as defined below:

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