WHAT IS A TUNE-UP?
The term “tune-up” comes from the age of Henry Ford, used to describe tweaking the four ignition coils in the original Model T. When all ignition coils were adjusted properly, they buzzed in “tune”. If the spark plugs were not properly aligned, the engine would malfunction.
Obviously, our vehicles do not require this kind of “tune-up”, but our cars do need routine maintenance to keep them working smoothly. A tune-up is a recommended list of services, usually including the replacement of spark plugs, PCV valves, fuel filters, emission levels, oil/fluid levels, brake check, ignition check, and other items related to engine operation. Being proactive in care of your vehicle will prevent costly repairs in the future!
Replacing spark plugs, wires, distributor caps, and rotors during a tune-up will especially help to protect your vehicle from damage over time. These parts break down over time due to high engine temperatures, moisture, oil, and grease.
WHY ARE THESE PARTS SO IMPORTANT TO YOUR VEHICLE?
When they malfunction, so does this electric current within your engine, as well as the ability of your engine to keep cool. Worn spark plugs increase the voltage needed to activate the engine, gradually over time, forcing the ignition module and coil to continue to escalate voltage levels. This dynamic leads to even higher temperatures within the engine, which can lead to engine failure!
To avoid these problems and the costly problems associated with them, replace your spark plug wires, distributor cap, and rotor after 60,000 miles. HOW CAN WE HELP? If you would like to schedule a tune-up or are experiencing any performance problems between routine maintenance, let us perform an engine analysis. Make an appointment on our website or call us at (858)549-0272 today!
Take care of your vehicle and your vehicle will take care of you!