Servicing Your Neighborhood For over 25 Years!!

Also, Family Owned and Operated for over 25 years!

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Elk Grove Village, Schaumburg, Itasca

Including: Wood Dale, Hoffman Estates, Addison, Arlington Hts.

1051 Bonaventure Dr.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-3277

Hours open: M-F 8:00 - 5:00, Sat 8:00 - 1:00

5 Minutes South of Woodfield Mall

(847) 891-7787
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Plainfield, Naperville, Aurora

Including: Bolingbrook, Oswego, Montgomery, Romeoville

25449 Ruff St.
Plainfield, IL. 60585

Hours open: M-F 8:00-5:00

2 Miles East of Naperville Crossing Mall Located at 59 & 95th streets

(630) 922-7307
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Servicing Your Neighborhood For over 25 Years!!

Elk Grove Village, Schaumburg, Itasca

Including: Wood Dale, Hoffman Estates, Addison, Arlington Hts.

1051 Bonaventure Dr.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-3277

Hours open: M-F 8:00 - 5:00, Sat 8:00 - 1:00

5 Minutes South of Woodfield Mall

(847) 891-7787
Request Appointment  »
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Also, Family Owned and Operated for over 25 years!

Plainfield, Naperville, Aurora

Including: Bolingbrook, Oswego, Montgomery, Romeoville

25449 Ruff St.
Plainfield, IL. 60585

Hours open: M-F 8:00-5:00

2 Miles East of Naperville Crossing Mall Located at 59 & 95th streets

(630) 922-7307
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ENGINE TUNE-UP AND ENGINE MAINTENANCE

Every vehicle stands to benefit from engine tune-ups and general maintenance from time to time. When you want first-rate, manufacturer-grade engine services, look no further than Performance Auto Center. Ranked among the finest garages in the area, we’re here to give your engine the care it needs.

Work with us to see amazing benefits for miles and miles to come. Call (847) 891-7787 to request our services.

Bring Your Engine to Us

Without a smoothly running engine, your vehicle can’t function. Almost every other part and component relies on a well-functioning engine to carry out its role. If you’re experiencing engine trouble, don’t hesitate to have a professional take a look at the problem. Fortunately, scheduling an engine tune-up these days is very easy. All you have to do is pick up the phone to call our engine maintenance and repair shop.

Over the years, we’ve serviced hundreds upon hundreds of engines. Using our diagnostic tools to identify hard-to-spot problems, we’ve:

  • Replaced air filters
  • Installed new PVC valves
  • Performed oil changes
  • Replaced distributor caps
  • Found bad spark plugs
  • …and everything in between

It isn’t hard to see why people love to bring their vehicles to us. We do everything to make sure our clients drive away with a well-working vehicle that will go for many miles.

Trusted Engine Experts

When you need a mechanic for your engine tune-up and maintenance needs, you want one who knows what they’re doing. Unfortunately, many mechanics may misdiagnose your problems or even create new ones when they go to work on your engine. We have no tolerance for such sloppiness in our auto shop.

Trust your vehicle to us when you want engine maintenance done by a team of the very best automotive technicians. We boast a team of licensed, certified, and insured mechanics with the training and experience to correctly identify any issues in your engine and address them efficiently and thoroughly.

To keep your engine in top shape, you need a top-level mechanic—you need Performance Auto Center. We’ve been making our customers happy for years with our leading engine tune-up services. We only do the work that’s necessary to keep your engine running smoothly, ensuring you drive away from our shop in much better shape than when you arrived.

Maintaining All Engines

For a mechanic who has experience with all sorts of engines, we’re the team to trust. Nobody wants to second-guess whether their mechanic can handle any new vehicles they purchase—you want your go-to auto shop to have all the equipment and experience to look after your vehicle, regardless of the make, model, or engine type.

We’re proud to be a versatile team of auto experts who can work on all vehicles. Engines are our passion, and we know how to make them all run efficiently. Some of the vehicles we’ve performed tune-ups for in the past include:

  • European vehicles
  • Japanese vehicles
  • Diesel vehicles
  • Hybrid vehicles
  • Electric vehicles
  • … and more

As engine technology develops, so do our employees. We always stay on top of the latest models, offering solutions for any vehicle you might have. We want your driving to be a smooth experience with any vehicle you have or purchase in the future. To keep your engine in great shape, reach out to us today!

Fast Turnarounds on Maintenance

We need our cars to get from place to place in a timely fashion. Not having a car makes the days and weeks more rushed and complicated than they usually are. Needless to say, no one likes to wait all week for their mechanic to finish with their vehicle.

You’ll never have to wait long for us to finish with your vehicle. Our years of experience and our fully equipped garage let us conduct maintenance and repair work in a swift and orderly fashion. Bring your vehicle to us when you want fast turnarounds. You’ll be more than happy with our approach.

Only the Best in Auto Maintenance

When the time comes to service your automobile's engine, you'll find no place better to bring the vehicle than Performance Auto Center. At our auto shop, we take a methodical approach to engine tune-ups and maintenance, ensuring you drive away with a healthy engine and peace of mind.

Promising quick turnarounds on tune-ups, great rates, and up-front quotes, we are here to serve you. Schedule auto maintenance by contacting our shop at (847) 891-7787.

Maintaining Your Engine

Motorists of all distinctions come to us when they need the expertise of a professional. It isn't just because we fine-tune and repair engines to perfection, either. While our mechanical capabilities are a cut above the rest, clients come to us because of our patented approach to customer service. Look to us when you want:

  • Upfront quotes
  • Access to affordable parts
  • Manufacture-grade repair work
  • Professional and friendly staff
  • And more

Your car's engine is essential to the inner workings of your vehicle. Think of the engine as the main control center of the vehicle. Without a well-working engine, every part of the vehicle suffers. For these reasons and more, regular tune-ups and thorough maintenance checks are of the utmost importance. These maintenance sessions give auto mechanics such as us an opportunity to get under the hood and see exactly what is going on with the vehicle.

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Mechanics Committed To Your Satisfaction

As enthusiastic motorists ourselves, we know what our clients expect from an auto garage like ours. They want more than quick oil changes and competitively priced services. As welcome as low rates might be, our customers want to know that we’re using manufacturer-grade replacement parts for filter changes and other work. Rest assured, we never short-sell our clients on quality. We’re committed to our clients’ satisfaction, which means doing quality work with performance parts.

When you bring your car to Performance Auto Center for an engine tune-up or maintenance, you're coming to a mechanic that truly cares about your vehicle and your satisfaction with our service. We are dedicated to providing you with outstanding customer service, auto maintenance, and engine tune-ups whenever you need them.

Our entire staff is trained to help you understand what's going on with your vehicle and communicate with you throughout our entire process. This is true from the first call you place with us to the minute we hand your vehicle back over to you. For friendly, knowledgeable, and experienced service, there's only one mechanic company to trust. That's us at Performance Auto Center.

To get exemplary service, call us today at (847) 891-7787. We look forward to repairing your vehicle and helping you regain your confidence behind the wheel.

Maintenance Saves You Money

No one likes to deal with engine failure, let alone any other kind of automobile repairs. With gas costs always on the rise and annual tire chances to worry about, vehicles cost enough money to operate as it is.

What if we told you that you could save money on auto repairs in the immediate and distant future? What if we told you that you could finally put an end to those unplanned trips to the mechanic? By investing in routine maintenance services, you can save yourself from countless auto troubles in the future.

Our engine mechanics treat the tune-up and maintenance checks as an opportunity to identify those small problems. Putting a stop to small problems today spares you from having to deal with bigger problems in the future—which means you save yourself a lot of worry and a lot of money, too.

Work with us when you want to save money in the immediate future and in the coming months. Our maintenance services are the best way to get the most out of your automotive investment.

In-and-Out Engine Tune-ups

You count on your vehicle to get you to and from work, school, and the grocery store day after day. You can't afford to put your vehicle out of commission for too long. When you are without a vehicle, the costs of public transportation and rental vehicles can quickly turn into a bother.

It’s not just everyday trips that might require a quick tune-up. If you’re going out of town on a weekend road trip, you may need someone to conduct a last-minute tune-up before you leave. Contact our auto garage. We can perform a quick tune-up and examine your engine before your adventure begins. Our thorough approach to engine care will give you the peace of mind your care-free adventure needs.

Rest assured, you'll never have to wait long for us to service your vehicle. We carry out our duties in a swift, by-the-book manner, ensuring quality work in a respectable time frame. When we commit to an end date for repair work or other auto services, we stick to it.

If it's been a while since your engine was tuned up, or if you suspect an issue, be sure to get in touch with Performance Auto Center. Our experts specialize in all-things cars, and your engine b is no exception. Our team can help you determine what is ailing your engine and find solutions you can count on, that are on time and budget. We'll get you back on the road without delay, so give us a call today!

Dial (847) 891-7787 to get started or for more information.

Know When Your Engine Is on the Brink

Do you have a hard time determining when you should take your vehicle to a professional? Do you find it hard to tell the difference between common engine sounds and troublesome rumbling? You are not alone.

You might drive your vehicle every day, but that doesn’t mean you know when your vehicle is in distress. It can be hard to discern engine troubles when our vehicles are driving along roads littered with potholes and other distracting obstructions. To keep your engine in tip-top shape, it's important to know what signs indicate a problem. If you experience any of the following issues with your vehicle, we encourage you to reach our experts:

  • Smoke coming from the exhaust
  • Engine knocking
  • Overheating vehicle
  • Decreased fuel economy
  • Rough idling
  • Patches of oil beneath your car
  • Excessive vibration while driving

All these signs could indicate significant engine damage and should never be ignored. Book an inspection with our experts the moment you suspect a problem.

Book an Engine Inspection

When you contact us about potential engine problems, we'll book an inspection at your earliest convenience. When you meet with us, we will discuss with you the issues you've been facing and take a look at your engine, testing its performance.

We will determine what is causing the problem to occur and the best course of action moving forward. Some engines will require a quick tune-up, while others may need replacement parts or to be replaced altogether. Our team promises to be transparent about the issue and provide you with the information you need to make the right decision for your car.

Our team will be happy to provide you with detailed cost information before we get to work.

Expert Engine Diagnostics

There's no feeling quite so disheartening as when you're driving and the check engine light comes on. Perhaps there's a new noise coming from your engine or the transmission just doesn't seem so tight. These issues are often easily fixed, but in the moment they can cause a great deal of stress—especially since you don't know what's wrong with your vehicle.

Performance Auto Center is a full-service auto mechanic that can inspect and diagnose the problems occurring in your vehicle. We have all been trained to perform comprehensive diagnostic assessments on your vehicle. Regardless of what you've noticed in your vehicle, our expert repairmen have the experience to identify the problem and recommend solutions before the problem grows into something larger and unmanageable. We offer you both accuracy and speed with our diagnostics because it's important that you know the issues affecting your vehicle.

If something feels off or sounds wrong in your vehicle, we recommend bringing it in for an inspection and tune-up as soon as possible. This will keep the problems smaller and the fixes more affordable. Call us at (847) 891-7787 to find the problem and get your engine tuned up and repaired quickly.

At Performance Auto Center, Vehicle Safety Is Our Priority

Driving with a faltering engine is more than a nuisance. It can be downright dangerous. At Performance Auto Center, our goal is to ensure your engine is safe and in peak working condition before you drive back on the road. When the tune-up is complete, we will do a test drive, making certain that the issue has been solved.

We don't do band-aid solutions either. We don't want you to have to come back to us with the same problem a few weeks or months down the road. Instead, we guarantee our work, and if you aren't completely satisfied, please let us know – we'll make it right, right away.

When you trust our expert mechanics to tune up your engine, you can expect a safe, reliable drive.

Save Money When You Tune-Up Your Engine

Ensuring your engine is in top working order will actually save you money in the long run. When your motor is working to the best of its ability, you are maximizing fuel economy, meaning your vehicle is making the most of the gas you put in it. When you have your engine tuned up, you'll notice a change in your mileage right away, and you'll be happy you chose to work with our experts!

Even more than this, scheduling regular maintenance and checks on your engine can identify problems before they become a more serious issue. You never want to leave the problems affecting your vehicle untended for too long, because this will lead to your issue worsening and potentially causing new ones.

So save money on fuel and on auto repairs by keeping your vehicle in top shape! Call us at (847) 891-7787 to book an inspection, maintenance, and tune-up for your engine.

Contact Our Engine Experts

Maximize your gas mileage and power, and increase the overall life of your vehicle, with regular tune-ups. Engine tune-ups should happen at least every 30,000 miles or every two years, depending on the age and mileage of the car. A tune-up makes sure that often overlooked systems of your car work correctly and get replaced if needed. Engine maintenance and oil changes take place every 6 months or 3000-5000 miles.

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A TYPICAL ENGINE TUNE-UP CONSISTS OF:

  • Replace the fuel filter. Filters get clogged with particles and it can decrease the car's efficiency and power.
  • A quality engine tune-up requires new spark plugs and a check of the plug wires. Bad plugs or wires lead to mileage inefficiency, loss of power, and rough starts.
  • We'll want to make sure you get new plugs and replace old wires.
  • Check ignition system and timing. Older vehicles rely on ignition timing.
  • Make needed adjustments to valves and check/replace gaskets if oil is leaking.
  • Belts are an important part of the tune-up. During an engine turn up we check all your belts and replace them if we see signs of wear and tear.
  • Engine maintenance will include a check of all fluids and top off any levels.
  • Change oil and filter if needed.
  • Check and replace air filter.
  • Replace distributor cap and rotor. Some cars do not come these items, but if you have them, we can replace them Check and adjust clutch in cars with manual transmission.
  • Engine maintenance will include Service battery. Clean cables, add distilled water, and clean terminals.

Pop into our shop, or phone our team to learn more about how an engine tune-up can protect the value of your investment.

Affordable Engine Inspections

Our mechanics are certified to perform engine inspections that cover a complete list of items designed to investigate every working part of your vehicle's engine.

Our checklist includes inspecting:

  • Spark plugs
  • Wiring
  • Gaskets
  • PVC valves
  • Idle speeds
  • Seals, hoses, and belts
  • Leaking fluids
  • Dirt and grime that could interfere with performance
  • Ignition timing
  • And more

Stop by our shop to view a complete list of the engine inspection protocol we use to ensure your engine is safe and in top working condition. Bring your vehicle to Performance Auto Center, and we will identify any problems with your engine before they become serious at a price you can afford.

Why Do I Need an Engine Tune-Up?

While older car models require regular engine tune-ups for longevity, modern versions have onboard computer systems that can make these adjustments for you on the fly. However, these computer-assisted engines still need regular inspections to ensure maximum performance can be achieved.

In addition to this, an engine inspection can save you from the need for costly repairs. It's true when they say, when one part of your car is compromised with damage, the rest of your vehicle will suffer.

Don't overlook this step. Get in touch with our licensed technicians for a no-risk quote today.

How Often Do I Need a Tune-Up?

You’ll likely need engine tune-ups at different frequencies, depending on the age of your vehicle. It’s always smart to regularly take your car in for a tune-up, but how often will vary.

For older vehicles with non-electronic ignitions, you typically want a tune-up every 10,000 to 12,000 miles, roughly once per year. Newer vehicles extend this to up to 100,000 miles.

Consult your owner's manual to determine how often your vehicle needs a tune-up, provided it’s still performing well. On the other hand, if you notice any issues with your engine, such as stalling, rough idling, or difficulty starting, you’re due for a tune-up regardless of how long it’s been since your last one. Don’t wait too long for your next tune-up—maintaining the condition of your car means getting it looked after sooner rather than later!

How Long Does a Tune-Up Take?

Typically, a tune-up can take between 2 and 4 hours, depending on the age, make, and model of your car. Once we know what type of vehicle you own, we'll give you our best estimate of the amount of time we'll need to complete our work.

It’ll also depend on the issue you’re experiencing with your vehicle. After a quick inspection, we’ll know all the processes we need to perform to maintain your engine. Rest assured that your tune-up will always be completed within a single day.

Phone our team to find out more about specific tune-up options for the car you drive.

Engine Tuning Produces the Best Fuel Economy

In addition to helping to maintain the lifetime and value of your vehicle, engine tuning is also the best way to ensure you&'re getting the best fuel economy. Higher engine performance gives your car the ability to perform dynamic handling and a smoother response to your pressing of the gas pedal. In short, if you want more torque and efficiency than the model you currently drive is offering, tuning is the way to go.

Is Engine Maintenance Required?

Ultimately, it is your decision whether engine maintenance is required. However, most car engine experts agree that maintenance is the key to the longevity of your system. It&'s also a good way to anticipate and prevent expensive future repairs. If you rely on your vehicle to take you to and from work, to run errands, or to deliver your children to and from school, a failure of this system could cause frustrating delays that can leave you waiting on the side of the road for hours.

Prevent this from happening by getting in touch with our certified professionals for a risk-free estimate.

How do You Maintain a Car Engine?

Want to keep your engine healthy? You've come to the right place. The depth of our training, licensing, and experience means we make maintaining a car engine easier than ever—without crushing your wallet.

Here are 10 signs to keep an eye out for that will tell you when your vehicle needs engine maintenance to prevent further damage:

  1. It feels like your vehicle lacks the power it once had when you step on the gas
  2. The engine seems sluggish or seems to be underperforming
  3. Dashboard lights are indicating a problem
  4. You hear strange noises your vehicle has never made before
  5. Your engine is stalling frequently
  6. You're not getting the same fuel mileage as you used to
  7. You're experiencing slower acceleration
  8. Your engine is leaking fluids
  9. Your engine is overheating
  10. You're having ignition problems

While you may be tempted to ignore these warning signals. We caution you against this. Although your car is still operable, your safety, and the safety of others around you can be compromised when a vehicle is experiencing engine problems.

Additionally, the longer you neglect an engine, the more potential there is for other systems to break down. After all, when it comes to your vehicle, everything is connected and relies on other components to be in good working order for excellent performance.

7 Engine Maintenance Tips from the Pros

There are many things you can do yourself that keep your engine safer and running smoothly. You don't even need to bring your vehicle to our shop; just adopt some of these simple practices and notice the longevity extend more than you thought possible.

  1. Keep your tank as full as possible to avoid running sediment through your engine
  2. Keep an eye out for leaks
  3. Make sure engine belts are free of cracks and other signs of wear and tear
  4. Pay attention to dashboard lights and schedule service appointments accordingly
  5. Check and change your fuel filter as needed
  6. Cultivate smooth driving habits and avoid hard starts and stops
  7. Check on spark plugs and their wiring systems

By now, you are probably starting to see why engine maintenance is so vital to the overall performance of your vehicle. But should you have any questions, we encourage you to reach out to our shop.

The tune-up and engine maintenance process and service may vary from car to car or based on length of time from your last tune-up service. Prices may also vary based on your vehicle and selected services.

For your next tune-up, email, call, or come down to the shop and set up an appointment.

How Much Is Engine Maintenance Going to Cost?

There are several factors that go into determining how much engine maintenance is going to cost. Usually, the age and mileage on your vehicle play a role, but we also look for signs of damage, wear and tear, and broken or ill-maintained components that need to be replaced. Once we've been able to inspect this component of your car or truck, we'll put together a transparent estimate for your consideration.

We strive to keep our pricing low so that we can reach more of our fellow community members with the engine repairs and solutions you need to keep your vehicle on the road longer.

Connect with us by stopping in, sending an email, or giving our office a call.

What Sets Our Regular Engine Maintenance Mechanics Apart from the Rest?

We are a family-owned and operated business with 25 years of experience. When you bring your motorized vehicle into our shop, we treat your property with the utmost respect. As our partners, you can also expect:

  • Quick response to your calls, questions, and concerns
  • Speedy turnaround times
  • Flexible scheduling to suit your busy agenda
  • Licensed and insured mechanics with plenty of experience
  • Honest, trustworthy professionals who put your best interests first

Phone our team to learn more about how regular engine maintenance can save you a lot of time, hassle, and money.

Performance Auto Center is a Owner Operated located in two locations ELK GROVE VILLAGE, / SCHAUMBURG and Plainfield / Naperville area.

At Performance Auto Center, we guarantee Auto Service, Auto Repair, Truck Service, Truck Repair and all Automotive Maintenance. Founded over 25 years ago with one goal in mind: Providing Honest, courteous, professional customer service and workmanship. We offer same day service to residents of the Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, Itasca, Schaumburg, Wood Dale, Naperville Plainfield Bolingbrook and Aurora region... both locations conveniently located either 5 minutes south of Woodfield Mall or 5 minutes south of Fox Valley Mall.

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