Sometimes prevention is truly better than cure. Although your vehicle might be functioning without any major issues, there might be some underlying minor issue which might become problematic over time. Having periodic tune-ups, can ensure that a professional inspects your vehicle and advises you of any such concerns.

You should perform regular checks as mandated by your Vehicle Manufacturer. It is advisable to have a complete inspection done atleast once a year. It should be done sooner, if you notice symptoms such as:

  • Poor fuel economy
  • Irregular engine revving when idle and/or accelerating
  • Knocking sounds from the engine compartment
  • Issues with starting your vehicle at the first go
  • Stalling of your vehicle when stopped
  • Puddles of oil below your car after being parked, or any drips
  • Any sort of sounds that were not present earlier
  • Check engine light has come on



At Ottawa Pre-Owned, we pride ourselves in our transparency and ensuring we recommend to you what is truly needed and in the interest of your safety while on the road. As part of our tune-up, we perform the following services:

  • A full 80 point visual inspection of your vehicle
  • Fluid top-ups
  • Lubrication of hinges, joints and other critical components of your car
  • Fuel system cleaning and engine shampoo
  • Inspection (and if required replacement) of:
    • Spark plugs and ignition cables
    • Battery
    • Serpentine belt
    • Timing belt
  • Replacement of:
    • Engine Air filter
    • Cabin Air filter
    • Fuel filter
  • Tire pressure inspection, and top-up to the manufacturer recommended PSI
  • Complimentary road test of your car, to detect issues that are not apparent when the car is not driven for a distance