One of the best and easiest ways to increase your miles-per-gallon is with a tune-up.
Just think: One spark plug misfiring half of the time can reduce fuel economy by 7% and two can reduce it by 20%. When your car, light duty truck or SUV is properly tuned, the ignition system, the emission system and the computer system are all working together. This results in peak combustion chamber efficiency, saving you money at the gas pump — and making sure your vehicle is performing its best while emitting a minimum of pollutants.
And even if you’re driving a late-model vehicle, it is a misconception that it doesn’t need routine maintenance to make it perform its best. All late-model cars, light trucks, and SUVs require periodic maintenance in order to avoid performance problems such as hard starting, misfiring, surging, hesitation, and stalling.
We recommend your vehicle get a tune-up, or major service, every 30,000 miles. And, this is probably the best preventative maintenance tip a car owner could get.
As part of a Tune-Up the following systems should be inspected:
- Battery ,Charging and Starting
- Engine Mechanical
- Powertrain Control (including onboard diagnostic checks)