Vehicle Tune-Ups & Auto Maintenance
Trusted Frederick, MD Auto Maintenance Since 1979
Keeping our cars in good running condition is a priority because of how important they are to us. Behind a house, they are one of the largest financial investments we make. The cars we drive need to be reliable because we use them to get to work, school, run errands, etc…. When the time comes to have your vehicle serviced, select a Frederick, MD mechanic with the experience needed to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape. At Carriage House Automotive we can perform any repair your car needs but our goal is to help you avoid costly repairs by providing proactive maintenance services. We also provide routine inspections of your car during every service. This helps to identify potential problems and take care of them before the turn into costly repairs. We take into consideration the age of your car, the manufacturers recommendations, and your driving habits to determine a unique service plan for your car.
Complete Auto Maintenance Services in Frederick, MD
Because auto maintenance is a proactive service, so it’s hard to know the specific services to ask for at any given time. You need a car maintenance provider you can trust who can determine what you car needs and perform those service correctly, and at a fair price. At Carriage House Automotive we offer complete auto maintenance services, and will only recommend the services your vehicle actually needs. Our ASE and Bosch Certified technicians use the industry’s most advanced tools and equipment to perform all repairs and maintenance services. We’re always ready to meet your Frederick, MD auto service needs! Some of the more common auto maintenance in Frederick, MD needs are as follows:
- Oil Changes, including the Oil Filter
- Engine and Cabin Air Filter Replacement
- Brake fluid servicing
- Brake System repairs including BrakePad Replacement
- Transmission fluid and Filter Servicing
- Belts and Hoses
- Spark Plug replacement
- Scheduled Mileage services (usually at 10,000-mile intervals)
- Tire services
- Wheel alignments
- Maryland State Inspections
- Headlight restoration
Do newer cars need “Tune-Ups”?
The correct answer is yes and no! If your car is more than 25 or 30 years old then yes, you do need a tune-up. That includes adjustments of parts that newer cars don’t even have, like the carburetor, and replacing points and condensers as they wear out. If you have a newer car what you really need to do is service it. There are still spark plugs, filters, and fluids in newer cars that need to be serviced from time to time.
If you want to keep your car running efficiently and prolong its life, consult the maintenance schedule in the manual and do what’s recommended unless you have a reason not to. Don’t visit your mechanic and ask for a “tune-up” unless your car is of the proper age. Instead, ask to have your car serviced and a general check over done to see if there are any needs. While the old fashioned tune-up may be no more there are still areas on your car that need to be serviced at regular intervals.
Even after following a good maintenance schedule, an auto repair may be necessary. Carriage House Automotive is a full-service maintenance and repair shop that’s got you covered. All of our repairs begin with an accurate assessment and diagnosis using the most modern and advanced tools available. We aren’t just figuring out what’s wrong by guessing or trial and error. We’re using decades of auto service experience and training to provide the best auto repairs in Frederick, MD.