Tune Up and Other Maintenance in Yakima
A classic tune up. What was it? Why do people still ask for them?
On older cars a tune up basically involved replacing points, condenser, spark plugs, fuel filter, air filter if needed, ignition cap and rotor. Then the mechanic adjusted the points, dwell and fuel mixture. You repeat the whole process about one a year!
The tune up is dead
People talk about how easy it used to be…I don’t think it was really that easy. Components are more expensive now, but you go 100,000 miles on a set of spark plugs! The cost of tune up work has actually deflated through times of inflation! So the tune up is essentially dead as a service.
Watch your indicators and talk to our experts!
Modern cars will tell you when to change what for the most part, the system works pretty well. So if your car has a service indicator light on, it may just reminding you to have a brake flush, or cabin air filter. Call AutoMetrics today and we can tell you what service is needed. We will need to know how many miles are on your car to determine what services are needed.
Honesty, not just a tune up
Sometimes people call me and ask for a tune up and just want a price because their car is running bad. Most of the time the “tune up” (which is usually just spark plugs) will not actually repair the problem they have. Some repair shops will just perform the “tune up” because you asked for it. I don’t think that is a very honest way to do business because you just spent your money on the wrong thing and used up your budget for repairing what is really wrong.
Call us and we will get your car sorted out for a price you can live with!
Yakima Audi owners need not worry about getting proper diagnostics performed on their vehicles. AutoMetrics has ASE and Bosch certified master technicians on staff and is equipped with factory or better Audi diagnostic tools so our technicians have the best tools to work with. Our ability to accurately diagnose the issue will save you time and money. This is what allows us to make the right repair and get you back on the road faster than any other Yakima auto repair shop.
– A proper diagnosis leads to a proper repair –
This is just a short list of some of the systems we repair on Audi vehicles: Brakes, engines, anti-lock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control systems, fuel injection, electrical systems, transmissions, clutches, power windows and door locks, heating systems, air conditioning, axles, starters, ignitions, radiators, reprogramming, water pumps, timing belts, ball joints, control arms, wheel bearings, alternators, pre buy inspections, catalytic converters, airbags, belts and hoses, fuel pumps, washer pumps, sun roofs, head lights, tail lights, transfer cases, batteries, and body control systems.
We are the Yakima experts on Audi maintenance and service. From changing oil and all other vital fluids to performing valve adjustments, 30k service, 60k service, 90k service, tune ups, timing belts, timing chains, spark plugs, filters, headlight restoration, cooling system flushes, fuel injection cleaning, power steering flushes, transmission flushes, headlight alignments, thermostats, belts, hoses, antifungal and deodorization services for air conditioning systems, etc. AutoMetrics has all the expertise and factory repair information to ensure your car is reliable and stays dependable for years to come.