Today’s engines are engineered to precise levels of tolerances. When deposits build up in fuel injectors, intake valves and ports it can cause multiple performance concerns. These include: misfire, stumble, rough idle, poor gas mileage and overall performance loss.
Tune-up intervals do vary from one vehicle to another with most older vehicles with non-electronic ignitions requiring tune ups every 15,000 km per year on average. Newer vehicles with electronic ignition and fuel injection systems require tune ups anywhere from 30,000 – 100,000 km.
Indications a vehicle requires a tune-up:
– Engine doesn’t start as easily as usual;
– Running rough when idling or when you accelerate;
– Vehicle misfires, especially in humid weather;
– Lack of power;
– Declining gas mileage.
Another common tune-up service is the fuel injector service (or flush). This requires your service professional setup the engine fuel rail and runs the engine on an injector cleaning solution instead of gasoline. This process cleans the fuel injectors, valves and pistons. At Trans-tech our fuel injection service will remove the most stubborn carbon deposits and restore the fuel spray pattern which corrects the air/fuel ratio. This service is most beneficial in high-mileage vehicles and may even help restore engine compression.
Schedule this service today!