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A Tune-up Isn’t What It Used to Be, but It Is Still Important

A Tune-up Isn’t What It Used to Be, but It Is Still Important

Engine tune-ups aren’t as commonly talked about as oil changes or other maintenance activities, but they are a valuable way to extend the life of your car and improve its performance. Most modern cars are self-tuning. Electronic components adjust things in real time, thus making an old fashioned tune-up rare indeed. However, there are times when your vehicle’s computer cannot handle an issue, or filters need to be replaced, so we can still perform a tune up, even though it’s a bit different than the tune up of old. Naturally, if you start to feel a change in your car’s behavior, such as worsened gas mileage, engine misfires and knocks, or a rough idle, it’s time for a tune-up – and chances are your car’s computer will turn on the Check Engine Light to motivate you to visit your friendly mechanic. What Is An Engine Tune-Up? Different shops will have different procedures for their tune-ups, but the main goal of a tune-up is to check throu ... read more