Expert Auto Tune-Ups in Surprise, & Goodyear, AZ

Professional Tune-Up & Auto & Diesel Repair From Champs Family Automotive

No matter the make and model of vehicle you drive, there are certain preventative maintenance services that are necessary to keep it performing at its best. The experienced auto repair technicians at Champs Family Automotive have performed expert tune-ups for drivers in Surprise and Goodyear, AZ for many years at our convenient West Valley locations. Learn more about why this service is so important, and visit us to make sure your vehicle is helping you get around safely and efficiently.

Car Tune-Ups in the West valley

Getting your vehicle tuned up is a great way to ensure its longevity. The engine is as important to your car as your heart is to your body. If you’ve noticed that your car, SUV, or truck isn’t running how it once did or it’s just been a while since before anyone’s looked under the hood, Champs Family Automotive can perform a thorough inspection and a tune-up to get you back on the road with no hassle and at an affordable cost. When you trust us to perform a tune-up on your vehicle, we’ll start with a thorough inspection. If we need to replace or repair any parts, we’ll explain it to you and provide you with an estimate. We’ll inspect your vehicle from bumper to bumper to identify any possible issues that could turn into bigger problems down the line. Our comprehensive tune-up services include finding existing issues and preventing future problems by performing preventative care and maintenance.

Complete Auto Tune-Up Services

At Champs Family Automotive, we work on all types of vehicles, no matter the make or model. Whether you drive a car,SUV, a pickup truck, Diesel,  or RV we’ve got you covered. We also pride ourselves on our diesel repair services and can handle any specialty vehicle as well. Since every vehicle is a bit different, no two tune-ups are exactly the same. If you have a newer vehicle, it won’t need to be physically tuned, but settings may need to be adjusted to make it run more smoothly and efficiently. Older vehicles and trucks often require moving parts to be physically adjusted, tightened, or replaced. We offer a fully customized tune-up based on the individual needs of your vehicle. During your tune-up in Surprise & Goodyear, AZ, we’ll check, service, and replace (if necessary & upon your approval) key parts of your vehicle, including:

  • Air Filter
  • Battery
  • Drive Belt
  • Fuel Filter
  • Fuel Injection System
  • Oxygen Sensor
  • Spark Plugs
  • Timing Belt
  • And SO MUCH More…

How Often Do I Need a Tune-Up?

One of the most common questions drivers in Surprise & Goodyear, AZ have is how often they need to have their vehicle tuned up. How long you should wait between tune-ups depends on a number of factors, with the age of your car being the most important. Be sure to consult your vehicle’s owner’s manual for accurate information on your make and model. Older vehicles will need to be tuned up roughly every 20,000 to 30,000 miles – For newer vehicles, you might not need a tune-up more often than every 50,000 to 100,000 miles. A good rule of thumb, however, is to bring your vehicle to Champs Family Automotive any time it starts acting strangely. If you experience any of the following, you likely need a tune-up:

  • Decreased power or gas mileage
  • Misfiring
  • Unusual engine sounds
  • Sluggish ignition
  • Stalling
  • Instability when idling
  • Premature failure of electronic Ignition components

Comprehensive Engine Tune-Up Services in Surprise & Goodyear, AZ

The highly-trained and experienced mechanics and technicians at Champs Family Automotive specialize in auto tune-ups. Our complete tune-up service includes cleaning and replacing spark plugs, checking and replacing the fuel filter (as needed, some newer vehicles do not have fuel filters), and inspecting the oxygen sensor, PCV valve, and spark plug wires and/or boots. We’ll thoroughly inspect all of the engine components to catch current problems and find possible future issues before they happen saving you time and money. We have two convenient locations for you in Surprise, AZ and Goodyear, AZ, which are open from Monday to Friday and on Saturday by appointment. Tune-ups are certainly not the only auto repair service we offer. We also specialize in oil changes, alignments, air conditioning and heating, belts and hoses, brakes, fuel injectors, transmissions, and just about every other car component you can imagine. We pride ourselves on being your one-stop auto & Diesel repair shop, and customer service is our priority. If you have questions about our vehicle tune-up services or you’d like to schedule an appointment, get in touch with us today.

Frequently Asked Questions about Auto Tune Up

How much is an auto tune up?

When it comes to standard pricing there really isn’t one for all types of vehicles. Tune ups for vehicle’s and manufacturers recommend specific spark plug depending on the year, make and model of your vehicle. A note worth mentioning, always use the recommended spark plugs the manufacturer recommends for your specific vehicle. Deviating from manufacturer recommendations can cause major problems.

What is an auto tune up?

Fuel systems and or AIC cleaning ,replacing fuel filter if equipped, possibly updating pcm software, and clearing of adaptive features, replacing spark plugs, replacing coil boots and or plug wires.

How often to replace car battery?

Usually when you’re having an oil change done on your vehicle your battery should be checked. Always remember a battery can be checked today and read good but can go out tomorrow. Sometimes batteries will give no warning they are going out, other times it may be very subtle changes. Some batteries can last a year while others can last several years, there’s really no set time interval to replace your vehicle’s battery but there are personal opinions when batteries should be replaced.

How to tell if car battery is bad?

There can be subtle indicators your battery is going bad, most common is your vehicle will crank slower before your vehicle will start. Always go with your gut though, if you notice something off or different with your vehicle call and scheduled an appointment for your vehicle to be inspected.

When should I change my spark plugs?

There are a few things you can look in your owner’s manual for like oil changes and yes spark plugs too. Most vehicle manufacturers will recommend when to have your vehicle’s spark plugs replaced. Some people think it they have a misfire than they just need new spark plugs, this is not always the case. There are actually many things that can cause a misfire, don’t waste your hard earned money on assumptions, have our factory train technicians properly evaluate your vehicle.

How often to change fuel filter?

You should always refer back to your vehicle’s owner’s manual to determine when your fuel filter should be replaced. Some vehicles aren’t even equipped with a serviceable fuel filter. In this case your fuel filter will only be replaced when your fuel pump goes out because the filter is inside the tank. If you have a diesel vehicle you will have a serviceable fuel filter but not necessarily on a gas vehicle.

What are the signs that your fuel filter is bad?

The only way to determine a fuel injector is bad is through proper diagnosis by a knowledgeable automotive technician.

How to tell if fuel injector is bad?

The only way to determine a fuel injector is bad is through proper diagnosis by a knowledgeable automotive technician.

Can a bad fuel injector damage the engine?

Yes, a bad fuel injector can damage your vehicle’s engine. If you notice something off about your vehicle or it is running differently it’s always best to schedule an appointment as soon as possible to have your vehicle evaluated. Some problems left undiagnosed and untreated can cause catastrophic failures and very costly repairs.

How long do fuel injectors last?

Fuel injectors do not have a predetermined life span. Fuel injectors are an electrical component mixed with mechanical components. Injectors can fail for many reasons , electrical failure , or a mechanical failure or they can fail due to lack of maintenance.

When to change timing belt?

Replacing your vehicle’s timing belt is done according to your vehicle’s owner’s manual. Timing belts are replaced according to specified time intervals recommended by manufacturers. Replacing your timing belt is considered part of your vehicle’s preventative maintenance. If you wait too long to replace your timing belt you can cause major damage to your vehicle which will translate into expensive repairs.

How often should I change my transmission fluid?

It’s always good to consult your trusted mechanic about your specific vehicle and when your transmission fluid should be replaced. There are a lot of factors to consider, again how you drive, where you drive, age of your vehicle etc… regarding when you should change your transmission fluid. Like engine oil though, good quality fluid is key, not the cheapest fluid you can find.

Should I put any additive into my oil to make my engine work better?

If you use a good quality oil at specified intervals than you shouldn’t need any other additives put into your oil. You can however have a trained mechanic perform an engine cleaning to help keep your engine clean. This is not something we recommend ever doing at home engine cleaning can only be done under very specific conditions.

Will a tune up make my vehicle run better?

If you do a tune up when you’re supposed to do a tune up then no you really won’t notice any difference. A tune up is a preventative maintenance procedure not a repair unless you wait to long to have a tune up done. If you wait too long to have a tune up done then yes, you will notice a difference in how your vehicle runs but you’ll most likely need other repairs at that time as well.