Mechanics Fun Facts from Luke`s Automotive
By: Luke Shaff ~
Henry Ford came up with the phrase “tune-up” when he was working on his first automobile prototype. The first ignition system was made up of spark plugs and ignition coils. As these coils worked they would emit a buzzing sound, and if they were all working together correctly they would all buzz at the same level and be “in tune.” If they weren’t working together, this meant the vehicle wasn’t running it’s best, and these coils needed to be adjusted – or tuned-up – to make the car run better. Today we still use the phrase “tune-up” for auto maintenance services that can help improve a car’s engine performance.