Spring Tune-Ups

Hand Holding Tire Gauge to Tire

After you’ve gotten spring cleaning done around your Farragut home, it’s time to spring clean your car and get it prepared for the spring season. Performing a spring tune-up on your vehicle entails a couple of different things but it’s a great way to ensure that it’ll run smoothly for many years to come. But what are some signs your car needs a tune-up? There are certain things to look out for and we’ll help you recognize most of them. 

Today at Ole Ben Franklin Motors, we’ll go over what a spring tune-up looks like and signs your car needs a tune-up in general. Don’t forget to check out our other service tips and tricks for more information on how to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape.

Signs Your Car Needs a Tune-Up

Before we touch on what’s included in a spring tune-up service, how do you know if your car needs a tune-up to begin with? There are certain things you can keep an eye on that’ll indicate it’s time. Tune-ups are fantastic for keeping your car in optimal operating condition. Ignoring signs that it’s time for a tune-up could lead to further issues down the road. Before going on a Sevierville adventure, here are some signs that it’s time for a vehicle tune-up:

  • Rough engine idle
  • Reduced acceleration
  • Decreased fuel economy
  • Illuminated check engine light
  • Unusual engine noises
  • Sluggish starts
  • Vehicle jerks
  • Rough suspension
  • Diminished traction
  • Unusual exhaust odors
  • And more

How to Tune-Up Your Car for Spring

If you’re noticing any of the above issues happening to your vehicle when you’re driving around Seymour, it could mean it’s time to spring clean your car or perform a vehicle tune-up. If your vehicle at any time is running abnormally, or you just want to perform preventative maintenance, you can always schedule a service appointment for assistance. So, how do you tune up your car for spring? Let’s take a look:

  • Get a Car Wash: One of the easiest ways to get your vehicle ready for the spring is by performing a spring clean for your car. Salt, dirt, and grime that has accumulated previous to your spring cleaning can damage your vehicle’s paint and exterior trim. Performing a car wash will help get rid of debris that has built up.
  • Inspect Your Tires: Making sure that your vehicle’s tires are properly inflated and have the correct amount of tread is a great way to ensure your tires are in optimal condition.
  • Replace Windshield Fluid & Wiper Blades: If your wiper blades are squeaking or streaking when in use it’s time for new wiper blades. Additionally, that wiper fluid is probably low as well, so now’s a good time to replace it all at once.
  • Examine Battery: Once spring is right around the corner, inspecting your battery and its connecting terminals is great preventative maintenance to ensure it starts right up, every single time.
  • Oil Change: Oil changes are recommended at least twice a year or when your interval is up. When spring rolls around, there’s no better time to replace your oil and make sure it’s protecting your engine.

Tune-Up Your Car & Get Maintenance Performed Today at Ole Ben Franklin Motors!

From preventative maintenance to major repairs, our service center at Ole Ben Franklin Motors is ready to take on any task to keep your vehicle running like new. If you have any questions about tune-ups or other concerns, please feel free to contact us online or stop in at our Knoxville dealership for further assistance. We’re here to help you for all of your automotive needs!

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