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What is a tune up and what does it usually include?

We know that preventative care is very important. One of the main ways to make sure that we are doing all the preventative maintenance that we need to is to bring in our cars to have a frequent tune up.

A lot of times, if things are going great and seem to be running well, we might think that a tune up isn’t necessary, but it really is the key to maintaining the health of your vehicle. If we want our cars to last longer, we have got to start taking better care of them.

One of the main reasons that people may hesitate to get a tune up is because during a tune up certain parts of the car are replaced. Some people may say that if it is working fine why change the part? The fact is that these parts need to be changed or replaced frequently to prevent decreased performance as well as causing other engine problems.

Anyone who knows anything about car maintenance will tell you that you should be bringing in your car for a tune up at least once a year. It is also convenient because they can catch problems early on that will, in essence, reduce the cost of fixing the problem.

If you are still having doubts about the importance of a tune up, let me use an air filter as an example. If you don’t change your air filter regularly, as time goes on, your engine will struggle getting the air that it requires to work like it should. This is a great example of chain reaction because many other problems will start to show up, all due to the fact that you didn’t get your air filter changed.

You will have to talk to your local professional for what services they offer for their tune ups. Most of them will offer replacing the distributor cap, rotor, the air filter, and the spark plugs. Some may offer more than this so it is smart to ask them what each general tune up that they have will specifically offer you.

You want to make sure that everything is working properly with your car. Ask specific questions about how your car is doing. Find out how the heater and air conditioner is doing, the tires, basic engine parts, as well as details about what they changed and what they have replaced them with.

To think that your car does not need a yearly tune up is not the best thing for your car. If you want it to last longer and be a better ride for both you and your family, make sure that it is getting the treatment that it deserves.

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21 Oct, 2009

Tune Ups

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