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The Value of Tune-Up for Your Aging Vehicle

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A tune-up focuses on keeping the engine running at the best level possible. For example, replacing spark plugs includes new spark plug wires to ensure the vehicle ignites gasoline in the combustion chamber properly. A new fuel filter helps keep contaminants out of the engine. Replacing belts and hoses keeps connected parts running in tune with one another for optimum performance. A new air filter improves engine efficiency, while proper fluid levels prevent wear and overheating in the engine.

 

 

A vehicle’s tune-up includes preventive maintenance, performance analysis and adjustment. Regular tune-ups are prescribed in a vehicle’s manual, usually when the spark plugs need to be replaced. The normal interval is 30,000 miles, or every two to three years. Otherwise, a tune-up may happen whenever a driveability problem occurs.

 

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Problems solved with a complete tune-up include hard starting, stalling, hesitation, misfiring, bad fuel economy and lack of power. Many cars with onboard computer systems obviate some traditional adjustments because the computer can alter the vehicle’s engine performance.

 

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Preventative Maintenance Schedules for Your Car or Truck

 

Every Month
  • Check Engine Light On
  • Cleaning
  • Lights
  • Tire Inflation and Condition
  • Windshield Washer Fluid
Every 3 months or 3,000 miles
  • Automatic Transmission Fluid
  • Battery and Cables
  • Belts
  • Check Engine Light On
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Engine Oil and Filter
  • Exhaust
  • Fuel Filter
  • Hoses
  • Lights
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Tire Inflation and Condition
  • Windshield Washer Fluid
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Every 6 months or 6,000 miles
  • Automatic Transmission Fluid
  • Battery and Cables
  • Belts
  • Chassis Lubrication
  • Check Engine Light On
  • Polish
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Engine Oil and Filter
  • Exhaust
  • Fuel Filter
  • Hoses
  • Lights
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Tire Inflation and Condition
  • Windshield Washer Fluid
  • Wiper Blades
Every 9 months or 9,000 miles
  • Automatic Transmission Fluid
  • Battery and Cables
  • Belts
  • Check Engine Light On
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Engine Oil and Filter
  • Exhaust
  • Fuel Filter
  • Hoses
  • Lights
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Tire Inflation and Condition
  • Windshield Washer Fluid
Every 12 months or 12,000 miles
  • Automatic Transmission Fluid
  • Battery and Cables
  • Belts
  • Brakes
  • Cabin Air Filter
  • Chassis Lubrication
  • Check Engine Light On
  • Polish
  • Coolant (Antifreeze)
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Engine Oil and Filter
  • Exhaust
  • Fuel Filter
  • Hoses
  • Lights
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Steering and Suspension
  • Tire Inflation and Condition
  • Windshield Washer Fluid
  • Wiper Blades

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