What Is a Tune Up Service?
A tune up can be classified as regular maintenance, service and inspection on any vehicle. Checking engine parts that require a replacement or service come along every 12,000 kms or so. Tuning your engine ensures quick starts during the changing seasons and prevents failure of various engine components.
Our tune up service also helps keep your motor running reliably and efficiently. A well tuned engine performs at it's optimum level.
What's Involved in a Car Tune Up?
Specific parts that are inspected and replaced in a tune-up can vary depending on the make and model of the vehicle, as well as the condition of the engine. However, here are some of the common parts that are inspected and replaced in our typical engine tune-up service:
Spark plugs replacement: The spark plugs are the parts responsible for igniting the fuel-air mixture in the engine's cylinders. They are usually replaced every 30,000 kilometers, although this can vary depending on the type of spark plugs used.
Fuel filter change: The fuel filter helps to keep the engine's fuel system clean by filtering out any impurities or debris. It should be replaced every 20,000 to 40,000 kilometers, or as recommended by the vehicle's manufacturer.
Air filter replacement: The air filter helps to prevent dirt and other debris from entering the engine's air intake system. It should be replaced every 10,000 to 20,000 kilometers, or as recommended by the vehicle's manufacturer.
Oil and oil filter change: The oil lubricates the engine's moving parts and helps to prevent wear and tear. It should be changed every 5,000 to 7,500 kilometers, or as recommended by the vehicle's manufacturer.
Belts and hoses inspection: The engine's belts and hoses should be inspected for any signs of wear and tear or damage. If they are cracked or damaged, they should be replaced.
Battery inspection: The battery should be tested to ensure it's holding a charge and functioning properly. If it's not, it should be replaced.
Distributor cap and rotor (if applicable): The distributor cap and rotor are responsible for distributing the electrical current to the spark plugs. If they are worn or damaged, they should be replaced.
PCV valve change is responsible for taking engine gases from the crankcase back to the combustion chambers to be burned without harming your vehicle or the environment.
Fuel injector flush flushes the fuel system from the injectors to the fuel lines to increase engine power and reduce misfiring. A fuel injection flush forces cleaners through the fuel injectors to clear debris and increase fuel mileage.
In addition to these parts, our tune-up may also involve checking the engine's timing, adjusting the idle speed and mixture, and performing other maintenance procedures as needed.
By performing a tune-up, you can help to keep your engine running smoothly and efficiently, which can help to extend its lifespan and reduce the risk of costly repairs down the road.
When Should You Have An Engine Tune Up?
The specific schedule for when you should have an engine tune-up can vary depending on the make and model of your vehicle, as well as the driving conditions and habits.
As a general rule, most car manufacturers recommend having an engine tune-up every 30,000 to 100,000 kilometers, or every two to five years. However, some modern vehicles may require less frequent tune-ups due to advancements in technology and the use of more durable parts.
Additionally, if you notice any of the following signs, it may be time for an engine tune-up:
Decreased fuel efficiency
Rough idling or stalling
Difficulty starting the engine
Poor acceleration or engine performance
Unusual engine noises or vibrations
Illuminated check engine light
If you experience any of these symptoms, it is recommended that you take your vehicle for a diagnostic check-up to determine if an engine tune-up is necessary.
Winter Tune Up vs Summer Tune Up
A winter tune-up and a summer tune-up are both types of maintenance services for your vehicle, but they differ in their focus and the specific tasks involved.
A seasonal tune up gets your vehicle ready for the upcoming season, winter and summer. As you run your vehicle through several months each season a build up of debris and dirt can get inside the engine and fuel system and greatly impact performance. Along with the usual inspection of fuel and air filter, spark plugs and wires, fuel injectors and timing, a battery and charging system check along with brakes and seasonal tires should also be inspected or replaced. With everything ticked off, you can rest comfortably driving through out the season without failing parts or an unexpected repair.
Winter Tune Up For Your Vehicle
A winter tune-up is usually performed in preparation for the cold weather months. During a winter tune-up, the mechanic will focus on checking and testing the vehicle's battery, ignition system, antifreeze/coolant levels and condition, heating system, and tires. The mechanic may also replace the windshield wipers and check the brakes and other critical safety components.
Summer Tune Up For Your Vehicle
A summer tune-up is generally performed in preparation for hot weather driving. During a summer tune-up, the mechanic will focus on checking and testing the vehicle's air conditioning system, cooling system, battery, tires, brakes, and engine performance. The mechanic may also replace the air filter, spark plugs, and fuel filter.
A winter tune-up and summer tune-up are both important for maintaining your vehicle's performance and safety, but they focus on different aspects of your car to ensure that it is ready for the specific weather conditions of the season.
Why Get an Engine Tune Up?
It is important tune your because you may lose 10 percent or more in fuel economy when your car has a lot of miles on it. In addition to less than optimal mileage, the spark plugs, wires and various small but critical engine parts wear out and require replacement during tune up intervals.
There is a list of scheduled maintenance items according to the car's mileage at every service interval to ensure your vehicle stays tuned. Our mechanics will check all fluids and parts that may need replacing and report back to you to carry out the work.
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