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Phil's Service

503 S 2nd St
Killeen, TX 76541

Most drivers know that at some point in time, every car needs a tune up to keep it performing well. But how do you know if your car needs a tune up? You will probably start to notice one or more of the following problems if it’s time to tune up your car:

  • Check engine light illuminates all of a sudden while driving.
  • During acceleration or braking, the engine idles rough or stalls.
  • You are filling up the tank more often due to decreased fuel efficiency.
  • You experience difficulty shifting, such as slipping, jerking, or popping out of gear.
  • You are vibrating as you go down the road, especially felt in the steering wheel or seat.

When you actually need to tune up your car will vary from car to car depending on the manufacturer’s recommendation stated in the service manual. If you have an older car with a non-electric ignition, the recommended tune up interval is about 10,000 to 12,000 miles. Your mechanic will replace spark plugs, filters, and fluids.

However, if your car is newer and equipped with electronic ignition, fuel injectors, computer processors, and sensors, it is more difficult to determine when it’s time to tune up your car. Many of today’s cars can go anywhere from 25,000 to 100,000 miles before needing a tune up depending on the technology built-in to the car. So it’s important to check your owner’s manual for the tune up specifications!

A word of advice: Basic preventive maintenance, a car tune up not only helps maintain your vehicle’s power and performance but also helps extend its life!

Wondering how do you know if your car needs a tune up? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Phil’s Service to see if it's time to tune up your car and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in the community of Killeen, TX, and the surrounding area.

How do you know if your car needs a tune up? Ask the auto professionals at Phil’s Service to let you know when it’s time to tune up your car.

Most drivers know that at some point in time, every car needs a tune up to keep it performing well. But how do you know if your car needs a tune up? You will probably start to notice one or more of the following problems if it’s time to tune up your car:

  • Check engine light illuminates all of a sudden while driving.
  • During acceleration or braking, the engine idles rough or stalls.
  • You are filling up the tank more often due to decreased fuel efficiency.
  • You experience difficulty shifting, such as slipping, jerking, or popping out of gear.
  • You are vibrating as you go down the road, especially felt in the steering wheel or seat.

When you actually need to tune up your car will vary from car to car depending on the manufacturer’s recommendation stated in the service manual. If you have an older car with a non-electric ignition, the recommended tune up interval is about 10,000 to 12,000 miles. Your mechanic will replace spark plugs, filters, and fluids.

However, if your car is newer and equipped with electronic ignition, fuel injectors, computer processors, and sensors, it is more difficult to determine when it’s time to tune up your car. Many of today’s cars can go anywhere from 25,000 to 100,000 miles before needing a tune up depending on the technology built-in to the car. So it’s important to check your owner’s manual for the tune up specifications!

A word of advice: Basic preventive maintenance, a car tune up not only helps maintain your vehicle’s power and performance but also helps extend its life!

Wondering how do you know if your car needs a tune up? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Phil’s Service to see if it's time to tune up your car and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in the community of Killeen, TX, and the surrounding area.

Ron Phillips
Phil's ServiceAuto Repair Shop in Killeen, TX$$$503 S 2nd St, Killeen, TX 76541254-616-1659service@philsservice.com
Mon:08:00am - 05:30pm
Tue:08:00am - 05:30pm
Wed:08:00am - 05:30pm
Thu:08:00am - 05:30pm
Fri:08:00am - 05:30pm
Sat:08:00am - 04:30pm
Sun:Closed
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