There are hundreds of complex components working together in your car’s engine to ensure that your vehicle starts and runs properly. Over time, these components wear out, resulting in a loss of performance and fuel economy.
The nature of an engine tune-up has changed considerably over the years, but the basics of how an engine works has not. Clogged fuel injectors, dirty air and fuel filters, worn out oil, and corroded spark plugs can all decrease engine performance and contribute to decreased fuel mileage. Air needs to be driven to the vehicle’s cylinders where combustion initiated by a spark plug creates the engine’s performance.
That’s why when our mechanics examine your vehicle, we conduct a full check of your air filter. We also recommend that you follow manufacturer’s recommendations for replacing key components such as fuel filters, PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) valves and spark plugs when they are no longer working at maximum efficiency.
A standard car 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.