Engine Tune-Up Parts
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WHAT ENGINE COMPONENTS ARE EVALUATED?
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The engine components evaluated during an engine tune-up service will vary depending on your vehicle’s condition, mileage, and manufacture’s recommendations. For some vehicles an engine tune-up will be as simple as assessing and replacing worn out spark plugs, while other cars and trucks may require significant adjustments to valves, pumps, engine filtering systems and other components.
While the engine has hundreds of parts that can be examined as needed, standard engine tune-up and maintenance services mainly focus on several engine parts:
- Spark plugs
- Spark plug wires
- Fuel filter
- Fuel injectors
- PVC valve
- Air filter
Spark plugs are always the first components assessed in an engine tune-up because they have a natural shelf life and – even with normal vehicle use and regular maintenance – will eventually wear out. Spark plugs are important because they are responsible for igniting the air/fuel mixture and gets your vehicle moving forward. With old, worn-out spark plugs your engine can fail to ignite fuel properly, which can cause your vehicle to run sluggishly, start poorly, and get reduced gas mileage. If your spark plugs are completely worn-out, your engine may not start at all.
TUNE-UP ENGINE COMPONENTS
To maintain the performance and responsiveness of your car, truck, or other vehicle it is essential to tune-up engine components regularly, and in a timely manner. For more information on vehicle tune-ups, engine parts assessed during the tune-up process, or recommended engine and fuel system services based on your car’s current mileage and age, don’t hesitate to reach out to a Firestone Complete Auto Care tire and auto service professional and setup an appointment. We are available by phone or feel free to drop by one of our Firestone Complete Auto Care stores seven days a week..