The combustion and power needed to move your vehicle is initiated by its spark plugs. The combustion drives clean gas and air to the vehicle’s cylinders. Overtime, the fuel injectors can become clogged, fuel filters get dirty, and the spark plugs can become corroded. When parts are compromised, your engine will not perform as it should, and your gas mileage will suffer.
Tune up service gives your auto professional the opportunity to inspect your car and to follow the manufacturers’ recommendations for replacing components such as fuel filters, PCV valves, and spark plugs if they are no longer working at maximum efficiency. Maintenance that is not part of the regular tune up may also be needed, so a tune up provides a good opportunity to check the brakes and clutch, fluid and oil levels, and any other systems that are not regularly used or inspected. Getting a tune up in spring or early summer may be a good idea so you can have the air conditioning system checked before you need to use it.
Why are tune ups necessary?
Having a tune up will restore your vehicle’s power and efficiency. Your engine relies on many components working together to ensure proper starting and functioning. When these components wear out or fail to function, the result is lost performance and inefficient fuel economy. Tune up service performed by your auto service professional will help maintain and extend auto life.
How often are tune ups needed?
Generally speaking, you should have a tune up every two years or every 30,000 miles, whichever comes first. See your owner’s manual for your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations.