Things That are Included with a Tune Up - Service Information to Know from Hanson KIA

Back in the day, it was commonplace to take your car in for a tune-up. A tune-up was a routine procedure to replace wearable components in the engine like spark plugs and distributor caps as well as fine-tuning the engine timing and carburetor fuel delivery system. But today's cars feature computer-controlled ignition timing and fuel injection systems that eliminated many of these components. And components like spark plugs and even the engine oil itself have come a long way in the intervening years, and they'll last even longer than they used to.

Instead of coming in for a tune-up, just swing by Hanson Kia for a routine oil change according to the recommendation in your owner's manual. Our technicians will help take care of the rest! Learn more below.

Technician Inspecting Car

4. A Routine Inspection

The trained eye of a Kia factory-trained technician can spot developing problems on your car before they become major issues. Since most cars won't need any maintenance on their fuel systems or ignition systems nowadays, a technician will instead simply verify that your engine is running well. If there's a check engine light, we can inspect the engine's computer and gather further diagnostic information. If we spot anything that deserves your attention, we'll alert you, and create a plan together to get your vehicle fixed at a time and budget that's right for you.

Scheduled Maintenance Warning

3. Scheduled Maintenance Items

Furthermore, your vehicle may have reached a mileage milestone at which routine maintenance is required. Taking the 2014 Kia Optima for example, the owner's manual recommends replacing the cabin air filter every 15,000 miles; replace iridium-coated spark plugs every 45,000 miles. If you're in need of ordinary, inexpensive services like these, we'll let you know.

2. Tire Rotation

Rotating your tires helps them to last longer, and it's something you should do a couple times a year if possible. This helps to spread the wear evenly across the whole set of tires, so they all wear down as slowly as possible. The way we see it, whenever you stop by for any other maintenance, this is something that should be done while we're at it, so you get the most out of that costly set of tires. We can also check and adjust the tire pressure too.

Adding Oil To Engine

1. An Oil Change

Basically, the only fixture of an old-school tune-up that's still required today is a routine oil and filter change. Be sure to check your owner's manual for the recommended oil change interval. Depending on the type of engine in your car and the type of oil you're using, this interval can vary from vehicle to vehicle.

Changing the oil on-time is the single most important thing you can do to ensure the longevity of your vehicle! It protects your engine, keeps it clean and keeps its seals conditioned so it performs like it should. When you get this service done at Hanson Kia, you can schedule it online, get high-quality oil recommended by Kia and get a multipoint inspection by one of our experts.


Hanson Kia

2300 Carriage Loop SW
Directions Olympia, WA 98502

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