Cars have changed a lot over the years, but the basics of how a gas powered engine works is still the same. Clean gas and air need to be driven to your vehicle’s cylinders. That’s where combustion, initiated by a spark plug, creates the power to move your vehicle.
The term “tune-up” is actually an outdated term in this day and age. Cars about 15 years old and older required adjustments in regards to their ignition timing and fuel mixture. New cars have computers that automatically make the required adjustments to the engine.
These days a typical tune-up will include replacing the spark plugs, spark plug wires, air filter, and fuel filter. Some vehicles recommendations may make suggestions for fluid flushes, timing belt & water pump replacement, injector cleaning with solvent, and throttle body cleaning.
To find out what your vehicle recommendations are, check your owner’s manual. The advantages to doing a tune-up can make a big difference in your vehicle’s performance, help with fuel efficiency, and prevent potential problems.