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Niels Auto Service
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Vehicle Tune-Ups & Diagnostics

When your check engine light comes on, it might be time for a vehicle tune-up. Bring your car to the vehicle diagnostics experts at Niels Auto Repair Service in Thousand Oaks, California. We offer quality automotive services.

Time for a Tune-Up

Vehicles should receive a tune-up or major service every two years or 30,000 miles, whichever happens first. This service consists of several important steps, including:
  • Servicing the Battery
  • Adding Distilled Water as Necessary
  • Cleaning Terminals
  • Cleaning Cable Ends
  • Adjusting Spark Plugs
  • Changing Air Filters
  • Changing Fuel Filters
  • Changing PCV Valves

Additional Repair Information

Newer vehicles have a fuel-injection system, which means regular cleaning isn't necessary unless the injectors are clogged. The positive crankcase ventilation valve tends to make your car run poorly, idle roughly, or stall when it clogs, and replacing it is inexpensive and easy.

Check Engine Light Diagnostics

There are two main types of on-board diagnostics sockets. The OBD-1 type was a large socket made before 1990, and the OBD-2 socket is the newer style. Our trained staff uses a scan tool to save many hours of diagnostic time when determining the problem with any given vehicle. The tools we use can plug into the standardized socket on most cars and trucks manufactured after 1980.
Contact us today to request an estimate for our accurate vehicle diagnostics or tune-ups.