Your car’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 you’ll learn what a tune-up is and tips to help you know when it’s time for a tune up. The technicians at Tires Plus Total Car Care are trained to work on today’s high tech engines. We’re here to help maintain your vehicle and extend its life.
What is a Tune-Up?
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 why we recommend that you follow 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.
Time for a Tune-Up?
It may be time for 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
- Your 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
Tires Plus Total Car Care Suggestions
A standard tune-up or spark plug replacement done at the suggested maintenance interval will make an 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 the cleaning of fuel injectors and the 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 Total Car Care, our 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 technicians at Tires Plus Total Car Care are there to keep your engine tuned-up and ready to go.
Keep your vehicle in great shape by viewing your manufacturer’s maintenance schedule.
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