Your car's engine is made up of hundreds of complex components working together to ensure your vehicle starts and runs properly. Over time, however, these components wear out, resulting in loss of performance and fuel economy. Our technicians at Kwik Kar of Norman are trained to work on today's high-tech engines, maintaining your vehicle and extending its life.
The nature of an engine "tune-up" has changed considerably over the years, but the functioning basics of a gasoline engine has not. Clean gas and air need to be driven into the vehicle's cylinders where combustion is initiated by a spark plug, creating the necessary power to move a heavy vehicle.
Clogged fuel injectors, dirty air and fuel filters, and corroded spark plugs can each decrease engine performance, contributing to lower gas mileage and performance. We examine your vehicle's air filter when you visit and recommend you follow the manufacturer's recommendations for replacing key components including fuel filters, PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) valves, and spark plugs when they are no longer working at maximum efficiency.
It may be time for a "tune-up" if you notice one or more of the conditions below when starting or driving your vehicle:
- A decrease in gas mileage
- A noticeable loss in power
- Your engine running "rough" or stalling when at a stop
- Engine "knocking" when accelerating or running-on after the ignition is turned off
- Your "Check Engine" or "Service Engine" light remaining on after initial start-up
A standard tune-up or spark plug replacement done at the suggested maintenance interval will make an engine easier to start, improve its fuel economy, lower emissions and restore lost power. Another, often overlooked service designed to help your vehicle's engine running properly is cleaning fuel injectors and the fuel intake system. When dirt and deposits collect on fuel injectors, the amount of fuel delivered to the engine is restricted, leading to deterioration of performance and responsiveness.
At Kwik Kar of Norman, our trained technicians can perform a Fuel Injection Service, removing these deposits and maximizing your vehicle's performance and gas mileage capabilities. Regular maintenance of your vehicle's fuel ignition system is the key to reliability, fuel efficiency, and effective engine performance. From fixing a fuel system problem when it occurs to helping you prevent one from happening in the future, our technicians at Kwik Kar are here to keep your engine "tuned-up" and ready to go.