Alma Location
1210 East Superior St.,
Alma, MI 48801
Mon - Fri: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Mt. Pleasant Location
120 South Fancher St.,
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
Mon - Fri: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
ATS Fleet Service - Mt. Pleasant
1011 Industrial Drive,
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ATS Fleet Service - Gaylord
1180 Milbocker Rd.,
Gaylord, MI 49735
Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ATS Fleet Service - Saginaw
3733 Wolf Rd.,
Saginaw, MI 48601
Mon - Sat: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Alma, Gaylord & Mount Pleasant Auto Repair

Signs That Your Vehicle is in Need of a Tune-Up


Whether you purchased your vehicle brand new or used, your vehicle will need a tune-up after extended use. A regularly scheduled tune-up can also help prevent other problems from arising. At this point, you might be wondering, what is a tune-up?


A tune-up is generally an extensive inspection of your vehicle, typically composed of the fuel, ignition, and emission systems. In addition, it might include the replacement of filters and essential parts such as spark plugs, hoses, and wires. 


Here are the top signs that your car needs a tune-up:


Problem Starting Your Car

If you notice that your car has difficulty starting, then you most likely need to take your vehicle into our shop for a tune-up right away. There are numerous problems that could be preventing your car from starting. Due to the indefinite number of causes, it is crucial to have a professional technician diagnose the problem. It is never a good idea to hold off getting your car looked at when it is difficult to start. Eventually, it will not start at all.



You should take your car into the shop when you notice that it is stalling. Similar to the problem of your vehicle not starting, various issues can cause a stalled vehicle. One problem could be faulty spark plugs, but you can never be sure unless your car is inspected professionally. 


Poor Gas Mileage

Have you noticed that your car isn't pushing as high of an MPG as it usually does? Lower fuel efficiency is a sign that your car isn't burning fuel the way it should. This problem might be due to faulty or dirty spark plugs or fuel injection issues. 


All the signs above are signs that you should not ignore for long periods of time. The problem will only worsen, and your car will no longer run correctly. At Alma Tire Service, we are aware of the fact that preventative maintenance services can prolong the lifetime of your vehicle and save you money in the long run. We invite you to bring your car into our shop today!

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