Tune-Ups, how and when!
- Created: Tuesday, 08 September 2015 22:06
- Written by Mr. Car Guy
You may have heard of getting your car a tune-up, but what exactly does that mean? Why is it necessary? Is it really in fact necessary to keep your car running well?
Most basic tune-ups include performance checks - battery voltage, compression tests, vacuum tests, an ECU scan, exhaust emissions, idle speed check, ignition timing check, and a visual inspection of hoses, belts and fluids. Any parts that seem off are further inspected and repaired or made known to the owner.
Your vehicle’s owner’s manual should give you recommended tune-up intervals, but even if it says that your vehicle does not need a tune-up very often, there are several signs that you should watch out for to check that your vehicle is working as efficiently as it can. If you drive in heavy traffic or tow a lot of weight, more strain will be placed on your engine and it may need to be tuned more often.