Performance tune-ups in modern day vehicles

I’m sure if you have ever brought your car to a repair shop at some point or another, they have tried to sell you a tune up. What did they tell you it consisted of?

 

Older vehicles require a lot more routine maintenance performed when they are due for a tune up, in modern day vehicles that list is a lot shorter. Instead of manual carburetors engines now run on electronic fuel injection which is controlled by the engine control modules, and the timing system is not really adjustable anymore on the average vehicle.

The engine air filters are still replaceable, as well as the spark plugs. We don’t really have to worry about replacing spark plug wires and boots anymore since most now run on individual coil on plug systems.

 

    Spark plug wear identifications

 

There is not really much fuel system maintenance available anymore, fuel filters are no longer commonly replaceable, as most are part of the fuel pump assembly. There are still basic injector cleaner kits that can be ran through the fuel tank, and with the correct tools you can run a fuel system cleaning solution that cleans out the engine intake/valves/injectors etc.

 

Fuel injector spray patterns

 

It is recommended to get most transmissions serviced around 40-50k miles. A typical service usually only consists of replacing the transmission fluid, unless there is a replaceable filter, then that is recommended as well.

 



 

If you take care of your vehicle then it will take care of you. If you notice anything out of the ordinary make sure you check it out and take care of it if it needs to be taken care of. Maintenance is all pretty simple as long as we take care of it and don’t slack until everything goes wrong at once, because that is never fun.

 

Porsche 918 Spyder eyecandy

As always, stay safe and have fun!

 

4 Comments

  • Emma says:

    good article and totally agree, i know someone who didnt really care much about his car and eventually had to buy a new whole car becaue it couldnt be fixed. that wasa lot of money watsed . i need to remind him to check the fuel system and engine filters so he doesnt have to end up buying a new car again

  • Dennis H says:

    hi this is a great site I only wish it was here years ago when I was growing up because I probably could have saved myself tons of money, but now I am older and much wiser, although this is definitely a site I will share with my nephew because he is in a beater and needs all the help he can get, thank you so much,,this site is awesome..

  • denney. says:

    Hi Gabriel. this is a great site I only wish it was here years ago when I was growing up because I probably could have saved myself tons of money, but now I am older and much wiser, although this is definitely a site I will share with my nephew because he is in a beater and needs all the help he can get, thank you so much,,this site is awesome..
    I left this on your site as well.

    • GGrey says:

      Hello Denney, glad you like the site so far!! That’s the reason I started it, to help people who do not have much automotive knowledge, it definitely would have been a lifesaver for me back in the day as well haha.

      If you pass it along to your nephew let him know that he can get ahold of us any time he may have an automotive question or concern and I’ll be sure to help him to the best of my abilities.

      Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

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