Tune-Ups

At Hanford’s Tire and Service we want to make sure your vehicle is performing at maximum efficiency. In order to maximize gas mileage and engine power output, a regular tune up is needed. Tune ups should be done at least every 50 000 kilometers or every 2 years. Sometimes a tune-up gets overlooked as it is not a major service component. However if many little things are not properly maintained it can result in a bigger problem down the road.

Here is an example of what happens at a tune up

  • Fuel filter replacement. A clogged fuel filter can cause a vehicle to lose power and efficiency.

  • Change spark plugs and plug wires. This can also cause your vehicle to be inefficient if there is a bad spark plug or wire.

  • Replace distributor cap and rotor.

  • Inspect ignition system and timing. Some older vehicles rely on the timing of the ignition.

  • Adjust valves and inspect gaskets to ensure there is no leaks

  • Inspect belts and replace them if needed

  • Check all fluids in the vehicle and top off any that are low

  • Change oil and filter if it is needed

  • Inspect oil filter and replace if needed

  • In a car with a manual transmission, inspect and adjust the clutch

  • Inspect and service battery. Clean cables and terminals.

Each car has a slightly different tune up process. If you have any questions or would like to bring your car in for a tune up contact us or visit us at one of our two locations in London Ontario.

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