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With the high cost of gasoline today, everyone is looking for ways to save on fuel. One of the easiest ways to get more mileage for your money is tuning up your car ways.

auto repair tips

Despite the misconception that many recent model vehicles no longer require tuning, all cars need routine maintenance to avoid performance problems such as problematic or failed on, unintended acceleration, hesitant engine, and stop motor. And equally important, proper tuning will save money on gasoline consumption!

We present below some ways to help you optimize your fuel economy and maintain the performance of your car to the maximum:


  • If the spark plugs are dirty, damaged or worn, you may have problems handling and loss of efficiency in fuel consumption.
  • Replace the spark plugs every 48,000 kilometers to maximize power, performance and fuel economy.

Spark Plug Wires

  • extreme engine temperatures, power surges or corrosion can damage the spark plug wires.
  • Replace the wires when changing the spark plugs to avoid problems such as problematic on, vacillating engine misfire.

Air Filter

  • A dirty air filter obstructs the flow of air to the engine making it work harder and reducing their power and fuel economy.
  • Change the air filter every 19,000 kilometers for the engine to continue operating as it should.

Other Forgotten Filters

  • Often the fuel filter, vent valve PVC and forget for tuning routine. This can lead to several problems of workability.
  • Change them every 19,000 kilometers to ensure good performance and fuel efficiency.

Fuel System Cleaner

  • An idle run over loss of engine and fuel efficiency are often caused by deposits in the fuel system.
  • Add a fuel system cleaner gasoline tank with each oil change to remove deposits and restore engine performance and fuel economy.

Combat Heat
Follow these tips to keep your car or truck to beat the heat of summer.

Washing and waxing
Protect the finish of your vehicle from the summer sun. Keep a good coat of wax on your car. Do not wash or wax in the sun, it could damage the paint.

High temperatures can drain the battery power, making it difficult to hold a charge. Do not take chances. Replace your old battery today.

Engine oil
For maximum protection to your engine, change the used oil and oil filter every 5,000 kilometers. *

Cooling system
Do not let your radiator boil. If you are still using the refrigerant last year, it’s time to purge and fill. This will help prevent rust and corrosion from forming in the cooling system and to protect your engine against high summer temperatures.

Protect your vehicle from interior cracks and discoloring with polarized glass. In this way, it will lower the temperature inside the car and extend the life of the upholstery.

Radiator hoses
If it’s been years since you changed the radiator hoses of your car should change now. They may look good on the outside, but inside they are falling apart. Sooner or later they are going to burst. Do not allow a busted radiator hose leave aground. Replace the old hoses now.


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Posted on May 17, 2016

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