Getting a Car Tune Up


car tune upGetting a car tune up is one of the best ways you can keep your vehicle running efficiently and safely.  Getting a tune up used to be a lot more involved and including adjusting all sorts of things like the idle mixture, timing, points gap or other small things on your car to help it run just right.  Getting a tune up on today’s cars isn’t nearly so involved because all of those systems are now computer controlled and are adjusted constantly by the engine’s computer due to feedback from the engine’s sensors.

Just because cars are smarter than they used to be doesn’t mean that you don’t need a car tune up every now and again.  Even if you follow your vehicle’s maintenance guide to the letter, there are still some things are your vehicle that may need to be replaced or cleaned regularly to keep it running properly.

One thing you may want to check into getting tuned up on your car is the spark plugs.  Start by checking your vehicle’s maintenance schedule to see if your spark plugs are listed as an item that should be replaced regularly.  The interval should be somewhere between 30,000 miles and 100,000 miles.  The spark plug in your car is where the combustion process starts so it endures extreme temperatures.  Also, in creating the spark a very high voltage is placed on the spark plug and each spark eroded a little bit of the metal on the plug.  Once too much of the metal has eroded the spark won’t be able to make the jump and you’ll end up with an engine miss fire.

If you think you might be overdue for a spark plug replacement, or your car is running rough, simply pull out the easiest to find spark plug to visually inspect it.  If the plug is black around the ceramic, oily, or the electrode is worn away noticeably, it could be time to replace your spark plugs.

The other big consideration when getting a car tune up should be the internal cleanliness of your engine.  Over time, combustion by-products will build up even in the most well cared for engine.  These by products can reduce efficiency by changing the way air flows into and exhaust flows out of your combustion chamber.  These deposits can also change compression ratios causing imbalances in your engine.  

The best way to remove these deposits is through chemical cleaning.  Simply getting your injectors cleaned or flushed won’t remove deposits in your combustion chamber or on your intake valves so you need to use a product that will work as your vehicle drives.

BlueDevil Fuel System Cleaner is a simple to use product that works as you drive!  When you add BlueDevil Fuel System Cleaner to your fuel, it gets injected into your combustion chamber with your fuel where it can clean the deposits robbing your car of efficiency!  BlueDevil Fuel System Cleaner is a like a car tune up in a bottle!

For more information about BlueDevil Fuel System Cleaner, check out our product information page here: Fuel System Cleaner

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