Tune Up Your Vehicle For Maximum Performance
Fifty years ago, vehicles needed a “tune-up” about every 25,000 to 40,000 miles. Electrical systems were very simple back then, but they had many parts that would wear out very quickly. It was not uncommon to have to replace the distributor cap and rotor, points and condenser, all spark plugs and in some cases all of the ignition wires. Additionally, this was also a good time to replace the air filter, possibly the fuel filter, and clean and adjust the carburetor.
Today, with the help of modern electronics, tune ups don’t require anywhere near as much time, or as many parts, to run as good as new again. Even better, most owner’s manuals today recommend as much as 100,000 miles before you need to replace the spark plugs!
For maximum performance today, a technician will give your entire vehicle an overall inspection. This can include plugging your vehicle into a diagnostic analyzer, as well as a visual inspection. Your tech will be looking for any component that might be dirty, leaking, or making any unusual noises. Of course, if the “Check Engine” light is on, that issue needs to be repaired before starting any other performance enhancing tuning.
Maintenance items are now inspected, and replaced as necessary. These might include the air filter, fuel filter, pcv valve, and possibly some or all spark plugs. Your tech will also clean the fuel injection system, followed by making sure all engine and chassis fluids are clean and full. Typically, the final item is to make sure all tire pressures are on the mark.
- Benefits of Tune Up Maintenance
- More Efficiency – When running smoothly, your vehicle is more efficient. It will use less fuel, and doesn’t have to work so hard to get where you need to go. This saves you money, and can also save you time!
- More Power - By completing your tune up, parts that were working at less than 100% efficiency are replaced with new parts that have it operating like new (or better)!
- Efficiency – Since a full inspection is completed on the vehicle, marginal and worn-out parts are replaced, and adjustments are made on other components. Future maintenance needs are noted, and breakdowns are averted because service and replacements have been made before those items could break.
- $avings – Your tech will catch small problems, before they can become larger issues with more expense. Running efficiency is at maximum, so you’re also saving on fuel. You’re also extending the life of your vehicle, so there’s no need to replace it just yet.
Get your vehicle tuned today for better performance and better mileage.