- Keeping the inside of your engine clean is what the engine air filter does best. Depending on your environment, the air filter can get clogged at different intervals. A clogged engine air filter will result in decreased gas mileage and loss of power. It’s best to change your air filter on a regular basis and it’s the best place to start with a tune up. A new air filter will allow the air to flow optimally.
- The fuel filter makes sure that dirt particles do not enter into the engine through the gas tank. Over time, dirt particles in the gas collect on the filter and restrict fuel flow to the engine and will lead to loss of power. A new fuel filter will allow the fuel to flow optimally.
Fuel System Clean
- Dirt, vanish build up, corrosion and carbon deposits on your fuel injectors and intake vales will eventually lead to: hard starting rough idling, hesitation knocking loss of power poor fuel economy and increased emissions. A fuel system service will clean: fuel lines, fuel injectors, intake valves, combustion chambers, throttle plate and throttle valve. A fuel service clean is recommended every 24,000 - 29,000 and will allow the fuel to flow optimally.
O2 Sensors -
The O2 Sensors are the main device for the fuel control computer in your car to know if the engine is too rich or too lean. If the O2 Sensor fails, your vehicle’s drive-ability and gas mileage will suffer. An O2 Sensor typically lasts about 50,000 miles and will usually trigger a check engine light when issues start arising. These issues can sometimes be accompanied by a miss or a lag in the engine at idle or under acceleration. If your O2 Sensors are faulty, an O2 Sensor replacement may improve your vehicle’s drive-ability, fuel mileage and exhaust emissions.
- The Positive Crank Case Valve, most commonly known as the PCV Valve, allows gasses and oils to escape the engine combustion chamber via the crank case and then channels the gasses into the intake manifold. The PCV valve over time can become clogged or corroded. If this happens the gasses and oils by will then try to escape the engine gaskets causing major problems to occur. A bad PCV valve can also cause the engine to idle rough. A PCV valve replacement will help protect your engine gaskets from combustion blow by.
- Probably the most common of parts to be replaced during a tune-up. Spark plugs are a wearable part and are directly in the combustion chamber creating the spark needed to ignite the fuel and oxygen to keep your engine moving. Because of the harsh conditions the spark plugs are under they become corroded with carbon deposits causing the spark to be come weaker and weaker resulting in poor engine performance and gas mileage. As in most casses if you start having ignition problems the distributor cap and rotor should also be replaced. You should replace you spark plugs every 30,000 or when your manufacture recommends your spark plugs be replaced. Replacing your spark plugs may improve your vehicle's drive-ability and fuel mileage.
Spark Plug Wires - When spark plug wires start to get old they can start to crack and the carbon core can go bad as well. If one of your spark plug wires is bad, this can cause a cylinder not to fire making for a loss of power and fuel. While most spark plug wires can last a long time it usually has more to do with the elements and conditions they are under in the engine bay. Replacing your spark plug wires may improve your vehicles drive-ability and fuel mileage.