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When You May Need a Tune-Up: Signs to Look For

When You May Need a Tune-Up: Signs to Look For

A tune-up can be more than regular maintenance: taking your car to a repair shop before serious issues arise can greatly extend the life of your car and how long your vehicle can stay on the road. However, it's not always obvious what kind of issues warrant a closer look by a professional. Here are some signs your vehicle needs to be taken into a repair shop: 1. The Car Sounds Like It Struggles During Acceleration This may seem obvious at first, but if a car is making loud knocking sounds when accelerating or on steep hills, it can be a sign your engine isn't as efficient as it could be. Similarly, if the car idles or accelerates with difficulty, it could be a spark plug failing to ignite. Taking your car for a tune-up may address this issue or point to a needed fix.   2. Gas Mileage Isn't What It Should Be Are you finding that you're filling up your gas tank more than you thought you would? Getting fewer mile ... read more

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