Buying a new car is super exciting, especially when it is a Mitsubishi - a reliable and high-performing brand loved by many car enthusiasts. If you have bought one of the newer models of Mitsubishi from Kelly Car, you probably have started taking measures to ensure its longevity. With daily usage, any car is bound to experience some wear and tear eventually. Even the slightest malfunction can make a huge impact on the safety and performance of your car.
The best way to maintain the performance of your new car is to have regular tune-up services as recommended by your car dealer or the car manual. New car models typically require their first tune up at 30,000 miles. It is best to get a tune-up if the car is used to pull heavy load. A normal tune-up includes replacing or adjusting spark plugs, installing a new air filter, checking the battery, filling and flushing vehicle fluids, checking fuel injectors, checking all hoses and belts or other components.
However, in some cases, a new car might need a tune-up even before it reaches the 30,000 miles. So, how would you tell when it is time for a tune-up for your Mitsubishi? Here are some signs to look out for:
- Your car will have a ôservice engine soon or ôcheck engine sign that will go off and stay when you start it. This indicates there might be some problem in the engine.
- The car frequently stalls indicating an electronic sensor or a spark plug issue.
- The engine of your vehicle starts running unevenly whenever you accelerate or idles roughly, or else it sputters when going uphill or during acceleration - this means it is time for a tune-up.
- It becomes harder to start the car. This might means that there might be certain problems in the ignition system, fuel system, battery, starting system, or electronic equipment.
- Your car starts getting low gas mileage. This might be due to spark plug problems, bad fuel injectors, and dirty fuel filters.
- Your car is making noises whenever you turn the steering wheel.
- You experience a sudden jerk when you shift your car from park to drive.
- The brakes of your Mitsubishi feel spongy or soft, or make squelching or squeaking noises when you push down the brake pedal.
- "Dieseling" or chugging after you shut off the car means it needs a tune up.
- Pings and knocks from the engine compartment caused by carbon buildup in the combustion chambers. This means it is time to get the fuel injectors replaced.
- The car starts emitting burnt fuel smell or black smoke from its tail pipes is a clear indication of a tune up. This is usually caused by clogged O2 sensor.
Regular tune ups enable the computer systems, emission system, fuel system, and the ignition system of the car to work properly together. This results in better gas mileage, improved performance, and optimum combustion chamber efficiency. Your car will continue giving you the performance of a brand new car when it is regularly maintained and gets timely tune-ups.
You can get professional tune-up services at Kelly Car. They offer their services in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, and Emmaus.
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