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Symptoms That Indicate You May Need a Tune-Up

When you see one of those pesky icons light up on your dashboard, check the owner's manual to identify what that icon means. It may be time for a tune-up.

Your average gas mileage is dropping for no apparent reason. If you keep track of your mileage every time you fill up, you'll be able to spot trouble with your car's gas-burning efficiency quickly. Have your mechanic check the spark plugs and fuel injector. A tune-up may be just what your car needs to smooth out your ride.

Slow acceleration and stalling can be quite annoying when you're driving. These are signs that you have dirty spark plugs or a loose connector. Also, your battery may be running low or your fuel pump may be plugged. Tell your mechanic what the weather conditions are when your car stalls. On hot days, you may be experiencing difficulties with the air conditioner. A tune-up may fix the problems.

When you're driving on a smooth road, do you notice strange vibrations? Does this happen only at certain speeds? Your car is suffering from some internal problem. A tune-up may be all that it takes to solve it.

Is your car making loud sounds when you accelerate? Does it idle roughly? You may have spark plug or engine problems. A tune-up may be the solution. Your mechanic will be able to pinpoint the real issue if you bring it into the shop for a check-up.

You're having more and more difficulty starting your car over time. Have your mechanic check the battery and the fuel pump. Chances are the problem is simple. Your ignition may need a tune-up.

A misfire is a sure sign of problems with the ignition, fuel system, or engine problems. Don't wait. Have the car tuned up immediately.

If your car veers to one side, you may have wheel alignment issues or wear and tear.

No noticeable problems? Check your car manufacturer's recommendations on how often you should get it tuned up. Follow those recommendations.

If it's time for a tune-up, bring your vehicle into our auto repair shop today!

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