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Automotive Tune Up Terms to Know

When bringing in your automobile to the body shop for regular maintenance and tune ups, it's important to know some of the terminology that will be used by the mechanics. In order to best understand what your car needs and what has been serviced, familiarize yourself with the following terms and definitions.

  • ABS - If you notice your ABS light on, it means there's a problem with your anti-lock brake system. While the light usually lights up when the ABS is being used, if it stays on, there might be a problem. This is an important thing to have checked out, as it prevents your brakes from locking up in wet or icy weather.
  • Alternator - Issues with the alternator are not uncommon. The alternator is the part that regulates the electricity within the car. Taking energy from the car's battery, it then sends it to all the electrical systems in the car. If the alternator fails, the car will likely stop running and need immediate repair.
  • Drive Belt - The drive belt, or serpentine belt, is used to power the motor's accessories like power steering, air conditioning, and the water pump. It can be a costly repair because the belt is intertwined throughout the body of the engine and is difficult to access.
  • Transmission - An automotive tune up should also look at the performance of your transmission. A problem with the transmission can be very expensive, as it is a complicated part that processes power from the engine and applies it to the car's axles. Preventative maintenance will be cheaper in the long-run.
  • Fluid Check - Your car needs regular oil changes, transmission fluid checks, and anti-freeze flushing. An oil change keeps your important engine gears and parts from damage and heat friction.
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    DuFresne's Auto Service
    10690 Nw Cornell Rd, Portland, OR 97229
    Committed to serving our customer with professional automotive repair service at a reasonable cost with qualified technicians. Our tuneups are efficient, comprehensive and most of all, affordable.
    (503) 646-2940
    Bradshaw's Service Center Inc
    1025 Se Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
    Portland automobile service center specializing in brake repair, transmission service, clutch repairs, oil changes, tune ups and more.
    (503) 235-4156
    Speeds Auto Service
    120 Se Clay St, Portland, OR 97214
    Speed's Auto Service has been serving the Portland area with the highest quality auto repair services since 1958. Our services include wheel alignments and oil changes. Come see us today!
    (503) 233-3554
    Boyd Motor Werks
    224 Ne 18th Ave, Portland, OR 97232
    BMW Repair in Portland Oregon has never been easier! Professional and honest BMW Repair Shop in Portland OR -- get your BMW serviced today!
    (503) 232-1877
    Accurate Auto Of Beaverton
    13980 Sw Tualatin Valley Hwy Stop 5, Beaverton, OR 97005
    (503) 626-6090
    Brake Force Llc
    12035 Sw Pacific Hwy, Portland, OR 97223
    (971) 373-6353
    Valvoline Instant Oil Change
    15410 Sw Pacific Hwy, Portland, OR 97224
    (503) 598-1947
    Peter's Auto Works
    15787 Sw 72nd Ave, Portland, OR 97224
    (503) 684-3188
    Accurate Auto of Lake Oswego
    7025 Mcewan Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035
    (503) 620-8225
    Morgan Automotive
    1737 Se Rhine St, Portland, OR 97202
    (503) 231-6677
    Miller Mechanical
    1032 Se Woodward St, Portland, OR 97202
    (503) 234-7057
    Comfort Auto & Body Repair
    2635 Ne Mlk Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
    Comfort Auto and Body Repair is a full-service automotive repair shop in the Portland area. We can handle towing, repair estimates, insurance claims and rental cars for you. Call us today.
    (503) 287-3022
    TNA Auto Repair
    2932 Ne M L King Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
    (503) 493-5994
    Accurate Auto Of Hillsboro
    118 Se Oak St, Hillsboro, OR 97123
    (503) 693-8366
    Valvoline Instant Oil Change
    7570 W Baseline Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97123
    (503) 356-8008


    Your auto is one of the most expensive purchases you will ever make. Regularly scheduled tune ups and prompt repairs will go far in keeping your vehicle motoring along smoothly. An auto engine is made up of hundreds of parts that must work together in order for the vehicle to continue at peak performance. However, regular wear and tear of the motor occurs through driving the vehicle, and if regular maintenance does not get done, the parts begin to operate at a lower efficiency. Regularly scheduled tune ups check all the parts of your auto, including the brakes, transmission and battery, to ensure you get maximum fuel efficiency and a reliable vehicle. Auto manufacturers always provide a suggested vehicle maintenance and tune up schedule to keep the engine, brakes and fans at peak performance level. This maintenance schedule must be completed by a certified mechanic at a body shop in order for your auto warranty to remain intact. Every part of the auto is checked during a complete tune-up; filters, caps and spark plugs are changed. The muffler, valves and transmission are checked and the battery is tested. Tires are filled with air and lube changes are done. In most cases the price of a tune-up is discounted and when you consider the value of prevention and few repairs, the price of the maintenance becomes cheap. The key to a successful tune-up is to find an auto body shop that you can trust. You want a mechanic that is certified in your particular auto and experienced in all aspects of prevention and maintenance. That way, when the need for repairs arise, you will already have a good mechanic to call.
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