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Automotive Tune-Ups

We Are Orangeburg's Engine Tune-Up Specialists

Engine Tune-Up Orangeburg

A standard tune-up, or spark plug replacement, done at the suggested maintenance interval will make an engine easier to start, improve fuel economy, lower emissions, restore lost power, and extend the overall life of the engine. A thorough tune-up service designed to help keep your vehicle's engine running properly is the cleaning of 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 in performance and responsiveness. The tune-up service Murphy's offers will focus on your vehicle's fuel injection system seeking to remove any harmful deposits and help maximize your vehicle's performance and gas mileage.

Tune-up is becoming an old-fashioned maintenance term that's nearly non-existent today. With electronic ignition and fuel injection systems came computers that took over control of engine settings. Early model engines allowed for some tinkering, but today's high-tech engines require specialized equipment and advanced training. The days of do it yourself tune-ups are quickly passing as automobiles become more & more technologically advanced.

A typical combustion engine is made up of hundreds of complex components working together to ensure that your vehicle starts and runs properly. Over time, however, these components can wear out, resulting in a loss of performance and fuel economy. The automotive tune-up technicians at Murphy's are trained to work on today's high tech engines and provide the tune-up services to keep your vehicle on the road for years to come.

From fixing a fuel system problem to helping prevent one from happening in the future, Murphy's auto repair technicians are there to keep your engine "tuned-up" and ready to run.


Why Does My Car Need a Tune-Up?

The nature of an engine "tune-up" has changed considerably over the years, but the basics of how a gasoline engine works has not. Clean gas and air need to be driven to the vehicle's cylinders where combustion initiated by a spark plug creates the power necessary to move a heavy vehicle. Clogged fuel injectors, dirty air and fuel filters, and corroded spark plugs can all decrease engine performance and contribute to decreased gas mileage. We examine your vehicle's air filter, air system, and fuel system to make they are free from any blockage. We recommend following the vehicle manufacturer's recommendations for replacing key components such as fuel filters, PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) valves, and spark plugs to keep your engine working at maximum efficiency.


Below are some red flags that indicate it may be time to schedule a tune-up service:

  • Decrease in gas mileage
  • Noticeable loss in power
  • Engine running "rough" or stalling when at a stop
  • Engine "knocking" when accelerating or running-on after the ignition is turned off
  • The "Check Engine" or "Service Engine" light remaining on after initial start-up