A tune-up is a process of inspecting, correcting, and adjusting the parts involved in the engine combustion process. It is a type of maintenance that is vital to ensure your engine and ignition operate smoothly. A tune-up can include the following:
- Replace spark plugs
- Change engine air filter
- Replace fuel filter
- Adjust ignition timing
- Clean throttle body and fuel system
- Change the PCV valve
- … & more (as needed).
A car tune-up can vary from car to car, depending on model, age, and the wear and tear it has endured. When a professional technician recommends certain services, it is most likely a priority. We believe in full transparency at our auto repair shop, which is why we are happy to provide any explanations.
Newer cars don’t need as frequent tune-ups as older vehicles. Depending on mileage and age, your tune-up may be more complex. Just like when anything gets old, parts will need to be replaced.
Signs That Indicate Your Car Needs a Tune-Up
- Dashboard warning light illuminated
- Poor gas mileage
- Rough idling
- Acceleration problems
- Engine misfires
- Engine knocking
If you have noticed any of the red flags above, please give University Tire & Auto Service in Los Angeles, CA a call or visit soon. We look forward to keeping your car tuned!