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So what exactly is a tune-up?


A tune-up is simply routine maintenance to keep your vehicle running at its best.


Tune-ups for cars on the road today are much different than they were 40 years ago. Traditionally, a tune-up consisted of changing the spark plugs, spark plug wires, rotor, distributor cap, condenser, various filters, and adjusting the ignition timing. Without regular tune-ups, a vehicle would not run well if it ran at all.


Today's vehicles are pretty much computers with wheels and they don't have the same parts a car from 1975 does. So, just like cars, tune-ups have evolved over time. A modern tune-up will usually consist of new spark plugs, occasionally new spark plug wires, new air filters, and a thorough inspection that might include scanning the car's computer for trouble codes.


Modern cars can go up to 75,000 before needing a full tune-up. Because of this, the parts normally changed during a full tune-up are changed over time. For example, you might replace the air filter every third oil change, the cabin air filter once a year, and the often forgotten PCV valve every 100,000 miles.


Just like the old adage about changing your oil every 3,000 miles, tune-ups aren't needed as often as they were many years ago. Generally, you should consult your owner's manual for recommendations on performing scheduled maintenance. Also, if your car is running rough, stalls, hard to start, has poor gas mileage, or the check engine light is on, you might need a tune-up to get your car running at its best.


Easy Street Oil can help you with tune-ups, oil changes, and any other maintenance your car needs to keep it on the road and out of the shop.






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