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Is a Tune-Up Necessary for My Car?

Is a Tune-Up Necessary for My Car?

With today’s modern engine and new technology, you might think “nobody does tune-ups anymore”. However, that is not the case. A tune-up is a form of maintenance that keeps your vehicle running smoothly, efficiently, and safely. Just like how it is extremely important to follow scheduled maintenance, tune-ups are beneficial in a similar way. When your engine is properly tuned, you are likely to experience better performance, lower emissions, and better gas mileage, even with an older vehicle. The modern meaning of a tune-up is basically an in depth check-up of your vehicle by a professional mechanic. During a tune-up, your technician will typically run a diagnostics test to check your onboard computer system. A tune-up involves a thorough inspection of the engine and any other parts or system that may affect your motor’s performance. Next, your mechanic might make careful adjustments to your vehicle’s spark plugs and wires, fuel injectors, idle speed, timi ... read more

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