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Vehicle Tune-Up Albuquerque

One of the most effective ways to prevent costly repairs and replacements of vehicle components is to get an occasional tune-up. The vehicle tune-up technicians at Rio Grande Auto in Albuquerque can handle all your domestic and foreign vehicle tune-up needs.

Vehicle owners can follow the service recommendations of their vehicle’s manufacturer. Your driver’s manual should contain all scheduled maintenance suggestions. If you’re unsure what your vehicle needs, you can bring it by the shop and one of our technicians can inspect it and let you know what it needs to continue running at peak performance.

Services included in a vehicle tune-up

Our comprehensive vehicle tune-up services are designed to check the critical components of your vehicle. Depending on the make and model of your domestic or foreign vehicle, our technicians perform the following services in our vehicle tune-ups.

Air filter inspection

When your air filter becomes clogged or dirty, it can affect your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. Air filter replacement is relatively inexpensive on most domestic and foreign vehicles. Most auto manufacturers recommend changing your filter every 15,000 to 30,000 miles or at least once a year if you drive fewer miles each year. During your tune-up, our technicians inspect your vehicle’s air filter and replace it if necessary.

Check tire pressure

When your vehicle’s tire pressure is too low, it can affect handling and fuel efficiency. Every auto manufacturer offers a recommended tire pressure for your make and model. You can find this information in your driver’s manual. Our technicians check your tire pressure during a routine check-up and add air if needed. If we discover a discrepancy in the tire pressure of your tires, we may also investigate for damage to the tire or rims that could cause a slow leak.

Engine inspection

Your vehicle’s engine is one of the most important components. When it malfunctions, it affects how – and if – your vehicle runs. During one of our vehicle tune-ups, our technicians visually inspect the engine and the condition of air intake hoses and vacuums and plug wires. We listen for any unusual noises and check for oil leaks. If we find any issues, we present you with recommendations and a cost estimate for repairs.

Fluid inspection

Our technicians always check your vehicle’s fluid levels during a routine tune-up. Each of these fluids plays a vital role in the smooth operation of your vehicle. Regular top-ups and replacements can extend the life of your vehicle. We check:

  • Brake fluid
  • Coolant (Antifreeze)
  • Power steering fluid
  • Transmission fluid
  • Windshield washer fluid

Fuel filter inspection

How often you replace your vehicle’s fuel filter depends on the make and model and the grade of gasoline you use. During every routine vehicle tune-up, our technicians inspect your vehicle’s fuel filter and recommend replacement if needed.

Spark plug check/replacement

Depending on the recommendations from your vehicle’s manufacturer, you should replace your spark plugs every 80,000 to 100,000 miles. Spark plugs may be designed for longevity, but they can become damaged under certain conditions. Failure to replace them when necessary can lead to pricey engine repairs. Our technicians inspect your vehicle’s spark plugs and may recommend replacement if warranted.

Schedule your vehicle tune-up today

Rio Grande Auto works hard to get your vehicle in and out of our shop for a scheduled tune-up when it’s most convenient for you. We offer both early bird and night drop check-ins for your scheduled maintenance and vehicle tune-up needs.

Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.

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