Your car’s engine health is essential to its desired longevity and optimum performance. Engine maintenance is the inspection of various engine systems vital to its operation and replacing worn-out components as necessary, as per the manufacturer’s recommendations. These engine systems include ignition systems, air intake systems, fuel systems, and cooling systems.
A comprehensive tune-up is vital for today’s engines to ensure a cleaner, longer, and more efficient operation. There are many activities involved in an engine tune-up, and keeping track of your car’s maintenance schedule could greatly benefit the overall health of your vehicle.
Benefits of Having a Periodic Engine “Tune-up”
Not performing regular inspection and maintenance on your engine can hamper its reliability and efficiency. A well-tuned engine operates at optimum performance levels. You inspect engine components for wear and replace them as required. For example, in older vehicles, spark plugs work hard to create an electrical spark that ignites the gasoline–to–air mixture in the engine combustion chamber. Worn spark plugs affect the combustion efficiency and can make your engine lose power or even stall in some cases. Spark plug wires are also vital. They have to be able to transfer and withstand the voltage created by the spark plug. If they are old, they can burn out and cause a misfire.
Air and fuel filters are critical components you inspect during an engine maintenance. These two items can affect engine performance and gas mileage. Fuel filters help protect your engine’s fuel system. They trap dirt and other debris in your fuel and don’t allow them to reach your engine. Over time, a fuel filter will clog and won’t allow gasoline to flow freely. That alone can lead to poor acceleration and poor engine performance. Engines also require a free flow of clean air to operate. Outside air travel through the air filter and mixes with your vehicle’s fuel to power your car. Air filters trap the dirt and other debris from the outside air. Air filters can clog up over time, reducing your engine’s efficiency.
We recommend you bring your car in for a maintenance every two years for its first 60,000 miles and every year after that. You can save on labor fees by scheduling your other maintenance with your regular oil and filter change. Get your next maintenance done at A1 Performance Auto Repair. We would ensure that this is done professionally by offering you world-class services. Give us a call and be glad you did.