What is a Tune-Up and Does my Kia Really Need One Service FAQ in Olympia, WA
KIA tune-up service FAQ

What is a Tune-Up and Does my Kia Really Need One? Olympia, WA Auto Care Questions, Answered

KIA tune-up service answers

Before computer-controlled engines were developed, a tune-up was a regular part of automotive maintenance. Every component and facet of the engine - from the engine timing to the carburetor, distributor, spark plugs, spark plug wires and more - had to be manually inspected, tweaked or even replaced to restore them to their ideal function. Today, modern cars have computers that control the engine timing and other functions, and most don't have carburetors or distributors at all. So, in the traditional sense, your Kia really doesn't need a tune-up. It just needs regular maintenance and inspections!

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That means the only part of a tune-up relevant to your modern car today is spark plug inspection and replacement. If your vehicle ever feels sluggish for no apparent reason, visit your nearest Kia dealership. Whether you ask for a "tune-up" or not, we'll take a close look under the hood at your spark plugs and other systems to make sure they're still firing correctly.

What Maintenance Procedures do I Still Need to Perform on a Modern Car?

While you might not need a traditional tune-up, there are other maintenance services you'll need regularly performed on your Kia. Be sure to have the oil changed regularly according to the schedule laid out in your owner's manual. Failure to do so can quickly lead to engine damage, and more expensive repair bills down the road.

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Next, be sure to have your tires rotated and tested for proper air pressure. This helps your tires last longer, and also ensures you get maximum grip for a safe commute in any weather.

It's also a good idea to have your filters and fluids replaced according to the recommendation in your owner's manual. Again, doing so helps prevent damage that could make a much more expensive repair necessary.

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Finally, you'll want to have your brakes regularly measured. If your brake pads are worn down, you'll need to have them replaced to ensure you have plenty of stopping power and confidence; and if your brake rotors are warped or damaged, they can be machined back to normal or simply replaced.

Taking care of these simple maintenance procedures ensures your vehicle stays in good shape and never needs a tune-up! In Olympia near Shelton, Hanson Kia is your local authorized Kia dealership.


Hanson Kia

2300 Carriage Loop SW
Directions Olympia, WA 98502

  • Sales: (360) 339-5079
  • Service: (360) 339-5079
  • Parts: (360) 339-5079
  1. Hanson Kia

    2300 Carriage Loop SW
    Olympia, WA 98502

    • Sales: (877) 816-5820

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