Engine Tune-Up Service in Glendale, CA
Keep your engine properly tuned for optimal performance.
While most vehicles require regularly scheduled tune-ups every 2 years or 30,000 miles, and major maintenance at 60,000 miles, newer vehicles may not require a tune-up until 100,000 miles! We can check with your vehicle manufacturer for their factory recommendation(s).
In general an "engine tune-up" includes the diagnosis, repair, and/or replacement of worn out engine components designed to control the efficiency of your vehicle's core operating systems. You can rest easy knowing we have the experience to properly tune your car, truck, or SUV.
It should be clean and not clogged in order to filter clean incoming air to the engine while keeping the dirt out.
ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE (ECM)
A damaged ECM will not be able to except signals from various sensors, or send signals to various switches, to make the engine function correctly.
DISTRIBUTOR CAP / ROTOR
A loose or incorrectly installed distributor cap on the base plate may let moisture in which in turn can cause starting problems.
EGR / PCV VALVES
Harmful gasses can be emitted into the atmosphere if the EGR valve cannot take the heat from the exhaust and put it back in the engine combustion cycle.
It should be clean and not clogged in order to filter small particles from passing into the carburetor or the fuel injection system.
A clogged fuel injector won't control the proper amount of fuel sprayed directly at the engine's intake valves.
A failure in the ignitition coil won't be able to take power from the battery and relay it to the spark plugs.
Damaged ignition and spark plug wires can cause engine misfires because electricity can't travel from the distributor or electronic ignition to the spark plugs.
If not working properly, it can't sense the right amount of manifold pressure to apply the right amount of gas with the right amount of ignition timing to make your car run well.
A failing oxygen sensor can't monitor the level of oxygen (O2) in the exhaust and thus increase the tailpipe emissions and fuel consumption.
Failing spark plugs will contribute to reduced gas mileage, rough idle, and sluggish engine performance.
If the sensor malfunctions, it may send incorrect information to the ECM causing the engine to run bad.
We tell our customers not to automatically assume they need a "tune up" whenever their vehicle is not running smoothly. We will perform a computer diagnostic test to locate the trouble right away, because sometimes it may have nothing to do with a regularly scheduled maintenance procedure.
Our ASE-certified mechanics are trained for troubleshooting any engine warning signs that may suggest it's time for a tune up.
- Is your "Service Engine Soon" light or "Check Engine" light on?
- Does your vehicle run rough or vibrate when idle?
- Is your vehicle difficult to start or restart?
- Is your vehicle stalling, like when your A/C is on?
- Does your vehicle hesitate to accelerate?
- Does your engine backfire, knock or misfire?
- Is your engine still running after you turn the ignition off?
- Do you get less gas mileage than before?
- Is your engine or exhaust emitting smoke?
Original Tune-Up Parts
When a worn or damaged tune-up part needs replacement, we choose original equipment (OE) tune-up parts unless a customer specifically requests an aftermarket brand, such as K&N or FRAM for high performance air filters.