Engine Tune-Up Service
ENGINE TUNE-UP SERVICE, FILTER REPLACEMENT SERVICE, FUEL SYSTEM CLEANING SERVICE, ENGINE REPAIR SERVICE
Check your car’s owner manual or come in to San Clemente Auto Center to see the recommended interval for tune-ups. These services include inspecting and adjusting all of the systems in your vehicle that contribute to fuel combustion efficiency. Regular engine tune-ups bring power and efficiency back, lower emissions and improve fuel economy as part of your vehicle’s scheduled maintenance. For best gas mileage and engine performance, it needs clean fuel injectors, air filters, fuel filters and spark plugs in good condition. Take care of your engine, and it will start easier, run smoother and last longer. That`s why at San Clemente Auto Center, we visually inspect all of your engine components and recommend service based on the wear and mileage. Following manufacturer recommendations for replacing filters, spark plugs and ignition components is a long-term investment in the health of your car. Trust the ASE–certified experts at San Clemente Auto Center , we promise that the tune-up services we perform will be done right, the first time. We guarantee it!
In addition to general engine maintenance, San Clemente Auto Center offers emissions diagnostics, engine repairs and overhauls. You’ll get no greater service or advice than from San Clemente Auto Center . For complete engine care our auto technicians will check and make sure the following components are in good shape:
- Spark plugs
- Ignition wires
- Ignition module
- Ignition coil pack
- Distributor cap and rotor
- Crankcase ventilation valve (PCV)
- Crankcase vent filter
- Vapor canister filter
- Air filter
- Oil level & quality
- Oil filter
- Fuel pump
- Fuel filter
- Engine sensors and electronics
- Emissions control system
Any recommendation from Paul`s Auto Repair comes with a thorough explanation, and we never do any work without a “go ahead” from our customers. Paul`s Auto Repair is dedicated to giving the best and most complete engine repair services available.
WARNING SIGNS OR SYMPTOMS THAT COULD INDICATE YOUR VEHICLE NEEDS A TUNE-UP SERVICE, FILTER REPLACEMENT SERVICE OR FUEL SYSTEM CLEANING SERVICE:
- Rough idle, rough running or stalling.
- Hesitating, rattling, pinging or knocking noise during acceleration.
- Misfires during acceleration, jerky and erratic performance.
- Trouble starting, issues with cold-starting, hard vehicle start.
- Compromised, reduced power, poor, sluggish performance.
- Poor fuel economy, gas mileage decreased by more than 10%.
- Running on after the ignition is turned off.
- “Check engine” light or “service engine soon” light remains on or flashing.
STANDARD ENGINE TUNE-UP SERVICE, FILTER REPLACEMENT SERVICE
With each engine comes a unique set of needs. San Clemente Auto Center 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.
SAN CLEMENTE AUTO CENTER STANDARD TUNE–UP SERVICE INCLUDES:
- Complete visual inspection of your engine components.
- Installation of new spark plugs, spark plug wires and distributor cap.
- Replacement of faulty or worn electronic components such as sensors.
- Timing and idle setting (if necessary or applicable).
- Comprehensive performance check to verify driveability.
- Computer system check if a trouble codes exist.
- 12 month/12,000 mile warranty.
- Air filter replacement
- Fuel filter replacement
- Cabin filter replacement
- 12 month/12,000 mile warranty
FUEL SYSTEM CLEANING SERVICE
Every car, truck or SUV today uses fuel injection and fuel injection maintenance is routinely recommended by the manufacturers to help restore maximum power and performance. The burning of the fuel leaves hardened carbon deposits on pistons, valves and fuel injector nozzle heads that interfere with the spray pattern and flow of fuel. The spray from the fuel injectors needs to be wide and fine for the spark to ignite it properly. Dissolving the carbon deposits restores fuel system performance.
SAN CLEMENTE AUTO CENTER 3-STEP FUEL SYSTEM CLEANING SERVICE INCLUDES:
1.) Introducing a liquid in-tank fuel system cleaning agent to the gas pump, fuel lines and injectors by adding cleaner to the gas and running the engine.
2.) Adding a second cleaner directly to the warm engine to remove gunk and carbon deposits from the combustion chambers.
3.) Hand-cleaning the air intake using a third cleaner and bottle brushes to remove rough deposits that disturb air flow and cut efficiency.
Performing fuel system cleaning service:
– removes fuel varnish build-up
– removes intake valve deposits
– reduces cylinder head deposits
– cleans the fuel system
MORE THAN YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Spark plug delivers electric current from an ignition system to the combustion chamber of a spark-ignition engine. The spark of electricity that the plug emits across a small gap creates the ignition of air-fuel mixture needed to start your car.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD SPARK PLUGS BE REPLACED ON MY VEHICLE?
Most auto manufacturers suggest having new spark plugs installed about every 30,000 miles. Copper plugs have the shortest life, while plugs made of more advanced and durable materials like platinum or iridium can provide up to four times the life of a copper spark plug.
WHY REPLACE SPARK PLUGS?
In order to ignite air-fuel mixture, spark has to travel across a gap of space at the right moment. As spark plugs age, this gap widens. If the gap is too far apart, combustion will be erratic or ineffective. As a result of interaction with the air-fuel mixture, extreme temperatures, debris and normal wear and tear, deposits may form on spark plugs. This can lead to pre-ignition of the fuel, jerky and unreliable supply of ignition energy.
BENEFITS OF REPLACING SPARK PLUGS:
– Your car will start without a hitch.
– Consistent production of optimal combustion.
– Better, more reliable power and acceleration.
– Enhanced throttle response.
– Better fuel economy.
– Less harmful emissions.
HOW INVOLVED IS SPARK PLUG REPLACEMENT SERVICE?
The complexity of a spark plug replacement varies from straightforward to very involved. The engine must be worked on when the parts are cold, and the amount of time it takes to complete the service varies by make and model. Plan ahead, because a vehicle drop-off is usually required.
Make an appointment to get your spark plugs checked out at San Clemente Auto Center.
Schedule a spark plug replacement, inspection or tune-up today.