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Does Anyone Tune Up Their Engine Anymore?

Tune Up with Quality AMSOIL Products

C ARS OF YESTERYEAR REQUIRED an engine tune up every 20,000 to 30,000 miles or so to stay in top running condition. Sure, there were car and truck owners who pushed the limit on maintenance and some were maybe stranded when points, plugs or wires gave out. Savvy car and truck owners stayed on top of the required maintenance and not only avoided the problems associated with failed points, plugs or wires, but also maximized fuel economy and engine performance.

Older automobiles from the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's required the following for a tune up every 20,000 to 30,000 miles:

  • Points - Spark Plugs - Plug Wires (Possibly) - PCV Valve (If so equipped) - Carburetor Cleaning - Belts and Hoses - Fuel filter - Air Filter

Today's automobiles are quite different in the type and interval of required maintenance. Now 100,000 miles is the norm. Why is this the case? First, the advances in technology for the hardware and materials used in today's engines. We have fuel injection and electronic engine controls; parts simply last longer. Secondly, the chemicals and additives we use in our engines, such as synthetic motor oil, are much more refined and better engineered.

Newer vehicles from the last decade on require the following for a tune up at around 100,000 miles:

  • Spark Plugs - Plug Wires (Possibly) - PCV Valve - Belts and Hoses - Fuel Filter
The air filter should be cleaned every year if using AMSOIL Ea Air Filters; according to manufacturer's specs, if not.

People are traveling more often and longer distances than in past years, and maintenance is still required, just not as often. People usually under stand the importance of regular maintenance, but still push the limits thinking the worst won't happen. Less often, vehicle owners understand the importance of optimizing thier fuel economy and engine performance. We complain about the price of gasoline and diesel fuel, but do not take the preventive measures to assure we are getting the most for our buck. That's where AMSOIL comes in.

If your vehicle has 100,000 miles or is getting close, you will get your tune up money back in fuel savings and fewer problems if you tune up your engine as recommended by your manufacturer.

NGK Spark Plugs and Wires, now offered through AMSOIL, along with our 100% Synthetic Motor Oil, Synthetic Fiber Oil and Air filters, and PI Fuel System and Top End Cleaner will certainly aid today's motorist in maximizing fuel economy and minimizing engine problems.

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