What is a tune up?
The nature of an engine "tune-up" has changed considerably over the
years, but the basics of how a gasoline engine works has not. Clean gas
and air needs to be driven to the vehicle's cylinders where combustion
initiated by a spark plug creates the power necessary to move a heavy
vehicle. Clogged fuel injectors, dirty air and fuel filters, and
corroded spark plugs can all decrease engine performance and contribute
to decreased gas mileage and performance. That's why we examine your
vehicle's air filter when you stop in, and why we recommend that you
follow manufacturers' recommendations for replacing such key components
as fuel filters, PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) valves, and spark
plugs when they are no longer working at maximum efficiency.
Time for a tune up?
It may be time for a "tune-up" if you notice one or more of the conditions below when starting or driving your vehicle:
- a decrease in gas mileage
- a noticeable loss in power
- your engine running "rough" or stalling when at a stop
- engine "knocking" when accelerating or running-on after the ignition is turned off
- your "Check Engine" or "Service Engine" light remaining on after initial start
Crossroads Auto Service suggestions
A standard 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.
Another (often overlooked) service designed to help your vehicle's
engine run properly is the cleaning of fuel injectors and the fuel
intake system. When dirt and deposits collect on fuel injectors, the
amount of fuel delivered to the engine is restricted, leading to
deterioration in performance and responsiveness. At CEAS, our trained technicians can perform a Fuel System Cleaning
that will remove these deposits and help your vehicle maximize its
performance and gas mileage capabilities. Regular maintenance of your
vehicle's fuel ignition system is the key to reliability, fuel
efficiency, and effective engine performance.
From fixing a fuel system problem when it occurs to helping you
prevent one from happening in the future, the technicians at CEAS are there to keep your engine "tuned-up" and ready to