What work is carried out during a tune-up?
Tune-ups are needed periodically as according to the manufacturer's recommendations to ensure a car runs as expected.
Tune-ups may include the following:
- Adjustment of the carburettor idle speed and the air-fuel mixture
- Inspection and possible replacement of ignition system components like contact breaker, distributor cap and rotor button
- Replacement of the air filter and other filters
- Inspection of emission controls
- Valve adjustment
- Replacement of spark plugs
- Overhauling of carburettors
What are the benefits of having a tune-up?
- The performance is at its best, optimised to the same level as when it came out of the factory.
- Increasing overall efficiency - over time a car engine needs a refresh - a lift to get it back to the way it was designed to be.
- Miles per gallon - saving you money on fuel and the actual running cost of the car, by increasing the amount of miles you can do before needing to refuel.
- More eco-friendly - this may sound a bit silly as cars are not good in this sense, but every little helps, and having a car running at its best will be better for the environment. This will help reduce carbon emissions.
- Preventing an issue from general wear is cheaper than waiting for something to go wrong and then having to pay for it to be fixed.
So if you want to save yourself some money and hassle in the long term, or you have a classic car that looks great on the outside and you want to get the best from the engine on the inside, call George Reid Mobile Car Diagnostics and Mobile Engine Tuning today and give your engine a once over and get better performance from your car.