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Your vehicle’s engine is made up of hundreds of complex components, working together to ensure that your vehicle starts and runs properly. Over time, however, these components can wear out — resulting in a loss of performance and fuel economy.
Here, we’ll explain just what an auto tune–up is and give you some tips so you’ll know when it’s time for a tune–up. The professional technicians at Tires Plus are trained to work on today’s high–tech engines, and our team is here to help maintain your vehicle and extend its life.
What Does A Tune–Up Include?
The nature of an engine tune–up has changed considerably over the years, but the basics of how a gasoline engine works has not. Clean gas and air needs to be driven to the vehicle’s cylinders, where combustion initiated by a spark plug creates the power necessary to move a heavy vehicle. Clogged fuel injectors, dirty air and fuel filters, and corroded spark plugs can all decrease engine performance and contribute to decreased gas mileage and performance.
That’s why we examine your vehicle’s air filter when you stop in — and also why we recommend that you follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for replacing such key components as fuel filters, PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) valves and spark plugs when they no longer work at maximum efficiency.
Is It Time for a Tune–Up Service?
Your vehicle may need a tune–up if you notice one (or more) of the conditions below when starting or driving your vehicle:
- A decrease in gas mileage
- A noticeable loss in power
- Engine running rough or stalling when at a stop
- Engine knocking when accelerating or running–on after the ignition is turned off
- Your "Check Engine" or "Service Engine" light remaining on after initial start–up
A standard tune–up or spark plug replacement done at the suggested maintenance interval will make your engine easier to start, improve fuel economy, lower emissions and restore lost power.
Another (often overlooked) service designed to help your vehicle’s engine run properly is cleaning the fuel injectors and fuel intake system. When dirt and deposits collect on fuel injectors, the amount of fuel delivered to the engine is restricted, leading to deterioration in performance and responsiveness. At Tires Plus, our highly trained technicians can perform a Fuel System Cleaning that will remove these deposits and help your vehicle maximize its performance and gas mileage capabilities.
Regular maintenance of your vehicle’s fuel ignition system is the key to reliability, fuel efficiency and effective engine performance. From fixing a fuel system problem when it occurs to helping you prevent one from happening in the future, the team at Tires Plus is here to keep your engine tuned–up and ready to go.
THE PLUS IS IN EVERYTHING WE DO
Quality people, parts and service — these are the three main reasons we think we’re the best when it comes to batteries and electrical systems. We have ASE–certified technicians and always follow Motorist Assurance Program (MAP) guidelines when maintaining and making repairs, making sure your vehicle will start. We offer a complete line of Interstate Batteries, and we sell more of their battery products than any other retailer. Plus, our service is unmatched — we make it easy to buy, set up an appointment and install your battery and electrical systems on your schedule, with affordable pricing.
Your time is valuable. So we guarantee your car will be ready when we say it will, or we’ll give you 10% OFF your next purchase.*