Tune Up

Spark plugs, wires, distributor caps and rotors break down over time due to exposure to moisture, oil, grease, and underhood temperatures that can reach as high as 550 to 700 degrees. Worn spark plugs cause higher voltages, forcing the ignition module and coil to produce higher and higher voltages to overcome the resistance. The higher voltage breaks down the spark plug wires’ insulation, creating an easier path to ground. This causes the ignition module and coil to produce even more voltage, creating even higher current temperatures within them. (Remember that higher resistance correlates to higher current temperatures and that electricity always finds the easiest path to ground.) This higher than normal resistance weakens transistors and electrical insulation within modules, coils, and computers, resulting in intermittent and premature failure.

How To Tell If You Need a Tune Up

For drivers who are relatively unaware of when their vehicle needs servicing or why their vehicle needs servicing, their cars can incur an ample amount of damage. Although you may assume that since you had your car serviced a couple of years ago and it seems to be running okay, it is still important to ensure that you book a tune up with a reputable Las Vegas auto repair company like Master Automotive.

On today’s vehicles, there are an ample amount of issues that can be camouflaged by the use of computers that are designed to keep the engine running. With that being said, it is your responsibility to make sure that someone manually inspects your vehicle on a regular basis. Below are some tips that you can use to your advantage to determine whether you need an automobile tune up or not.

Hard Starting

This is generally the most common thing that occurs when your car needs a tune up. It is generally the culprit of a car not receiving enough maintenance. If you notice that the engine cranks, then your electrical system is okay but it could be an issue with a starting sensor or your choke. If you notice that your car consistently fails to start, it could be the responsibility of an ignition problem.

Ignition Knocking

When your ignition starts knocking, it is something that is relatively difficult to not hear. When your engine starts to experience stress, it will begin to make a relatively loud knocking noise. This could be a result of inferior gas in your vehicle or it could mean that your engine requires attention as a buildup of carbon could be prevalent. This is another indicator that you may require a tune up.

Power Loss

If you notice that your car starts but it has difficulty with staying running, your fuel filter could be experiencing problems. In the majority of circumstances, having a dirty filter is the most common reason for cars losing power and you may also notice that your vehicle is receiving poor gas mileage.

Bad Gas Mileage

As previously mentioned, having bad gas mileage could be a result of a dirty fuel filter, but it could also be a sign that your engine is becoming less efficient. Considering that gas is quite expensive, it is important to ensure that your vehicle acquires a tune up on a regular basis to ensure that it is using fuel effectively. To schedule a tune up in Las Vegas or the surrounding areas of East Las Vegas or Henderson, please call Master Automotive Centers today at 702-270-9274.

Tune Up Services For Better Engine Performance

With each engine comes a unique set of needs. Our EcoWash expert auto technicians will help you determine which tune up service is right for your car, based on the vehicle’s past use and typical driving conditions.

  • Complete visual inspection of engine components
  • Bosch Iridium spark plug installation
  • Timing and idle setting (if applicable)
  • Lifetime warranty on parts
  • Air filter replacement
  • Fuel filter replacement
  • 6,000-mile/6-month warranty
  • Restores fuel system performance
  • Three-step process that removes carbon deposits on the vehicle’s fuel injectors
  • 12,000-mile/12-month warranty
  • Talk to a EcoWash Automotive Center technician for full terms and conditions on warranties.
Warranty Info: 24 Months, 24,000 miles on all new parts & labor! Backed by Repair Pal