Car tune-ups keep your Toyota running strong

April 12th, 2016 by

What is a car tune up?

Back in the day, tune-ups used to require much more extensive servicing and included the replacement of several parts. These days, however tune-ups are more of a checkup and replacement of a few key parts. A car tune up is an overall inspection of your engine’s components, in which new parts are added as needed, designed to improve your vehicle’s efficiency and performance.

Like we said earlier, tune-ups have come a long way with the advancement of the technology featured in your vehicle. Today, the only aspects leftover from the traditional tune-up is the replacement of spark plugs and air filter. The recommendation for replacing your spark plugs is having it done every 100,000 miles and can lead to some improved performance.

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Likewise, replacing your engine’s air filter is another way to improve your vehicle’s performance. According to the federal EPA and Department of Energy, replacing a clogged air filter can improve your vehicle’s acceleration from anywhere between 6-11%, which can make a considerable difference.

What is included in a tune up?

Along with your spark plug and filter replacement, today’s tune-ups include service specialists inspecting and testing your vehicle’s fuel, ignition and emissions systems to check for anything wrong with its vacuum hoses, oxygen sensors and other parts that can have a negative impact on your vehicle’s performance.

To know exactly what is needed in your vehicle for its tune-up, be sure to check your owner’s manual to see what the manufacturer recommends and ask for those. That way, your vehicle can get the exact care it needs, when it needs it, without any extra charges. Oftentimes, your owner’s manual will also give you a recommended maintenance schedule, which will help you with the long-term care of your vehicle.

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If you’re in need of a tune-up or any other service, our staff here at Don Jacobs Toyota is always happy to help. Our expertly trained service team is capable of performing a long list of different services, including all of those needed for a standard tune-up. Simply contact us here on our site or give us a call to schedule an appointment whenever it’s convenient and we’ll get your vehicle back to running in top shape in no time!

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