Cars Need Tune-ups For Optimum Performance
Regular Car Tuning For Conditioning
Cars are like people; they need consistent maintenance and care to be able to function for everyday driving. Just like people, cars need check up on a regular basis. While people go to doctors for regular upkeep of their physical stamina and energies, cars need to be checked by auto mechanics.
People take in vitamins, minerals and other supplements for daily strength and stamina. We need these tune-ups to keep us in condition. Cars too need tender loving care to be able to go the extra mile.
Benefits Of Regular Car Tuning
Car Tuning is a term which refers to improving the performance of a vehicle. Car tune-ups have various benefits. Mainly, it is done to achieve the optimum function of your cars. During tune-ups, a mechanic inspects your vehicle and checks the parts which need necessary replacement including the spark plugs, plug wires, distributor cap, ignition rotor, fuel filter, belts, fluids and air filter.
Replacing car parts ushers better performance as it prevents roadside breakdowns, stalling, difficulty starting the engine and rough idling. This maintenance also has the benefit of reducing emissions and fumes. Replacing spark plugs, and other dirty and worn parts, also increases gas mileage. Add to these benefits, if you decide to sell your car in the long run, your well-maintained car has better sale value.
Steps In Car Tuning
Your car should receive a tune-up or “major service” every two years or 30,000 miles. For your convenience, here’s a few list that needs to be done for your car tune-ups:
- Replace the fuel filter.
- Change the spark plugs. Also, examine the spark plug wires and replace as needed.
- Replace the distributor cap and rotor if your car has them.
- Change the points and condenser if you have an older car.
- Check the ignition timing and adjust as needed.
- Adjust the valves as needed. Be sure to replace the valve-cover gasket as well.
- Check the belts. Replace if worn.
- Check the fluids under the hood and replenish as necessary. Change the oil and oil filter if it’s been 3,000 miles since the last oil change.
- Replace the air filter, which should be changed between major services – every 15,000 miles – as well.
- Adjust the clutch, if you have a manual transmission.
- Service the battery, adding distilled water (if required), cleaning terminals and cable ends
- Replace the PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve.