Regardless of the age of your car, Chelsee’s AC & Brake Emporeum is the place to go in Phoenix, AZ if you need an automobile tune-up performed! We do tune-ups, inspections, and parts replacement for vehicles of all makes and models. No matter what you drive, Chelsee’s has you covered!
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Tune-ups are a great tool for ensuring the longevity of your vehicle’s engine. Whether you have noticed your car, truck, or SUV isn’t running the way it used to or if it’s just been a while since anyone looked under the hood, Chelsee’s experts can give everything a thorough check and a much-needed tune-up and have you back on the road in no time, with no hassle and no outrageous fees!
Car Tune-Up in Phoenix
Our technicians are thorough in their visual and diagnostic testing, and when a replacement is needed, they will explain to you the need and frequency for the part in question. Nowhere else will you be treated with the same level of respect and professional consideration. Consider the high-quality services offered by our pros, and compare with other garages in our area. We’re sure that you’ll be satisfied with what you find and come back to Chelsee’s for Phoenix AZ car tune-up and many other auto services!
In a complete car tune-up by Chelsee’s AC & Brake Emporeum, We’ll go over your car from bumper to bumper and identify any issues that could cause you problems. Not only do we find existing issues, but we can help prevent problems in the future with preventative care and maintenance services, including inspections and factory scheduled maintenance.
We work on brakes, radiators, transmissions, engines, mufflers, and many other systems within your car, so no matter what is making the engine rattle or the ignition catch a little slower than normal, you can be sure that we’ll find the problem and fix it fast! In many cases, a tune-up may be all that’s necessary to get things straightened out.
Each tune-up is different, depending on the age, make and model of your vehicle. Newer automobiles, for example, have electronic systems that don’t have to be physically tuned, but the settings within your car can be adjusted to make the car run smoother and more efficiently. Older cars and trucks, going back 15 to 20 years, have more moving parts that can be adjusted, tightened and replaced to make the engine work more efficiently. Trust the Chelsee’s AC & Brake Emporeum pros know the difference and can effectively improve the way your vehicle drives and economizes fuel.
We do a tune-up based on the vehicle in front of us, not according to a generic checklist. Therefore, each customer gets a fully customized tune-up based on what his or her vehicle needs, not what we are willing to provide.
Here are a few of the things that will be checked and serviced or replaced if needed during your Chelsee’s AC & Brake Emporeum tune-up:
- Drive Belt – Also called the serpentine belt for the way it winds through the engine and undercarriage, this belt powers many different electronic components and should be checked starting at around 70,000 miles.
- Timing Belt – Not seen in many late models, but a part that should definitely be checked regularly. We recommend that older vehicles have the timing belt changed between 60,000 and 100,000 miles because it usually doesn’t give any indication that it’s worn out – it just breaks.
- Oxygen Sensor – This sensor may be responsible for poor gas mileage, but typically, they do not need to be replaced all that often. Sometimes, a bad sensor can be the reason your car idles roughly or doesn’t start easily. An inspection and tune-up can determine the exact cause.
- Battery – The battery should be replaced when it shows signs of weakening, not when it’s almost worn out. Unlike the timing belt, a battery will give signs that it is getting old and unreliable. You just have to pay attention…or have a really good mechanic!
- Fuel Injection System – Flushing the fuel injector system helps high-mileage engines run better and be more fuel efficient. We recommend having this service done about once every 36 months, or every 35,000 miles, if you want to be aggressive with engine care and preventative maintenance.
- Air Filter – Protecting the engine from debris isn’t an easy task, so we’ll give your air filter the attention it deserves! The air filter should be changed between 15,000 and 30,000 miles, so you won’t need one every tune-up unless you drive a lot of miles per year or if you drive on unpaved roads frequently.
- Fuel Filter – Similarly, the fuel filter should be checked for buildup. However, some late models don’t require fuel filter inspection and replacement, so ask for it if you’re not sure!
- Spark Plugs – A failing spark plug can be an easy fix to a misfiring engine. Some need to be replaced as soon as every 30,000 miles, while others can last as long as 120,000.
How often should you have a tune-up?
A tune-up generally consists of an oil change, filter replacements, and spark plug checks. These simple services can make your vehicle more dependable for longer and ward off costly repairs because of negligence.
The length of time between tune-ups largely depends on the age of your car. You’ll also need to consult the owner’s manual for specifics about when tune-ups should be completed and what tasks need to be completed during routine check-ups and services.
Older vehicles should have a tune-up every 10,000 to 12,000 miles. This equals a tune-up every year for most drivers. In fact, the manual will probably state this as a ‘whichever comes first’ situation. These vehicles have more moving parts and items that can become loose and broken with normal wear and tear.
Newer cars may not need tune-ups quite so often. You’re looking at more like 25,000 to 100,000 miles between tune-ups for electronic ignition cars and those with modern fuel injection. For most newer cars, Chelsee’s AC & Brake Emporeum recommends that you bring your car in any time it starts acting strangely. If you experience any of these things, it’s probably time for a tune up:
- Ignition is sluggish
- Engine sounds rough when starting
- Unstable while idling
- Decreased power
- Decreased gas mileage
These symptoms can mean a variety of things, so it’s important to bring your vehicle in as soon as you notice one or more of these things happening so the Chelsee pros can take care of it for you. A tune-up is much more affordable than an engine replacement no matter where you go!
Cost of a Tune-up
This isn’t an easy answer because the cost of your Phoenix AZ tune-up will be based on the findings of our inspection.
If your car is running well with no warning signs, you may be charged around $100, give or take, for an inspection and the basics, like an oil change and filter replacement. On the other hand, if your vehicle needs new spark plugs, a new fuel filter, a serpentine belt, and various other parts, your tune-up could quickly reach $800 or more.
Although that’s definitely a lot of money, compare the maximum you’ll spend on a tune-up, maybe $1000 to $1200, to what it costs for an engine replacement. You’re looking at $2,500 to $4,000 or even more for a major service like that. Chelsee’s experts don’t have to read your mind to know which one you’d choose!
Finances aside, the peace of mind you’ll get from a professional tune-up is worth far more than its cost. Knowing that your vehicle is in the best possible condition and that the engine will respond with power and performance when you need it most will keep you and your loved ones safe and help you relax when your most precious cargo is on board!
We maintain a reputation for many things here at Chelsee’s AC & Brake Emporeum, all of them positive! Our staff knows what to do in every instance, no matter what we discover during your automotive tune-up. Having a reliable, honest team for service and so much more is a rare and valuable thing, and our Phoenix AZ tune-up customers know it!
We’re known all over the Phoenix area – and the state, for that matter! – for reasonable, honest services from bumper to bumper, including necessary tune-ups from year to year.
Among the many great things clients say about us, here are a few of our favorites:
- We produce quality results.
Our 5 Star reviews speak for themselves! Knowing what our customers expect and delivering on those expectations is something that we’re very proud to do. And having those customers notice that, time and again, when they bring their vehicle to Chelsee’s AC & Brake Emporeum, they get high-quality results is the icing on the cake!
- We have fast turnaround times.
There is no guarantee on how long a service will take. When you bring your car into a reputable garage, you can trust that your Phoenix auto mechanic will do what it takes to find the issue, repair it, and make sure it’s done right. However, Chelsee’s pros will work as fast as possible through all three stages of service to get your vehicle back to you as soon as possible!
- We offer hassle-free scheduling.
Your tune-up, repair, or service should fit into your schedule, and Chelsee’s AC & Brake Emporeum makes sure that it does! We can fit you in when your schedule allows, not when it’s most convenient for our technicians. We’ll let you know upfront if your repair is expected to take more than a day or if we run into unexpected problems along the way. Our staff will make it easy for you to schedule tune-ups and other services when it’s best for you!
We want to help you keep your car running smoothly for a long time, so we don’t cut corners with our workmanship and pay close attention to details with everything we do. You can count on us to use the right parts for any repairs that are performed.
A Car Tune-Up Phoenix Drivers Can Trust!
At Chelsee’s AC & Brake Emporeum, we keep our rates as low as possible and provide our customers with an accurate estimate for any job. Customers from Phoenix and Glendale can take advantage of our exceptional automobile tune-up services.
In some cases, a tune-up may be exactly what you need. Other times, there may be some other solution to the issue that your vehicle is experiencing. Any good mechanic – and anyone with common sense – knows this! That’s why our mechanics talk to the customer before they begin any service, be it a tune-up or anything else. Just because a driver tells us their car needs a tune-up doesn’t mean we work blindly based off the driver’s request – because a tune-up might not be exactly what the vehicle needs.
We will first question the customer as to what symptoms the vehicle is experiencing and what lead them to believe a tune-up is in order. If it’s mileage or time, we will certainly oblige and do a full inspection and tune-up Phoenix AZ drivers can trust!
If the driver tells us something is wrong, like the engine is misfiring or the check engine light is on, our mechanics will try to get to the root of the problem before doing an unnecessary tune-up that may not fix the issue anyway. Everything step we take is done with the customer’s approval, of course. Phoenix drivers come back to Chelsee’s again and again because we’re experts in our field, and they trust us to do what’s right for their vehicle without costing them avoidable fees for services they never needed in the first place!
To find out more about our team and shop, contact us today at (602) 242-1253 and set up an appointment for a complete tune-up Phoenix drivers recommend more often than any other!
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