Vehicle Tune-Up Naples FloridaWhen your vehicle is properly tuned, the ignition system, fuel system, emission system and computer system all work together in perfect harmony. This results in peak combustion chamber efficiency, improving performance, saving you money at the gas pump and making sure your car is emitting a minimal amount of pollutants.

What is a Tune-Up?

The nature of an engine tune-up has changed considerably over the years, but the basics of how a gasoline engine works has not. Clean gas and air needs to be driven to the vehicle’s cylinders where combustion initiated by a spark plug creates the power necessary to move a heavy vehicle. Clogged fuel injectors, dirty air and fuel filters, and corroded spark plugs can all decrease engine performance and contribute to decreased gas mileage and performance. That’s why we examine your vehicle’s air filter when you stop in and why we recommend that you follow manufacturer’s recommendations for replacing such key components as fuel filters, PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) valves, and spark plugs when they no longer work at maximum efficiency.

Time for a Tune-Up?

It may be time for a tune-up if you notice one or more of the conditions below when starting or driving your vehicle:

  • A decrease in gas mileage
  • A noticeable loss in power
  • Your engine running rough or stalling when at a stop
  • Engine knocking when accelerating or running-on after the ignition is turned off
  • Your “”Check Engine”” or “”Service Engine”” light remaining on after initial start-up

If you own a new vehicle, cars today do not need as much maintenance as they did ten years ago. Car manufactures are now making vehicles that don’t really need any major services until they’ve been driven for 90,000 miles or longer. The engine computer in most relatively new cars controls the way the vehicle performs, so there is no manual adjustment that technicians can really make these days.

If your car is not running properly, you more than likely have a very specific issue that needs to be identified!