[Updated 9/26/2020] To keep your car running smoothly, efficiently, and safely, it is extremely important to follow scheduled maintenance and get regular tune-ups. When your vehicle is properly tuned, you are likely to experience better performance, improved emissions, and increased mileage.
A tune-up is basically a check-up of your vehicle by a skilled mechanic. During a tune-up, all your vehicle’s important systems are checked and fixed as needed. Things that are commonly checked include spark plugs and wires, idle speed, timing, choke, throttle linkage, and distributor cap. The battery is typically checked during a tune-up as well since it is a crucial component with a limited life span.
During a thorough inspection, your mechanic is also likely to check your brakes, belts, exhaust system, transmission, and tires. Simply checking the fluids and the air pressure in a vehicle’s tires often leads to noticeable improvements in fuel economy.
Most new vehicles require very little when it comes to tune-ups as long as routine maintenance and oil changes are being performed as recommended.
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