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To get ready for summer’s hot temperatures, a smart driver should schedule a maintenance service, formerly called a car tune up, for an inspection of the engine, to analyze their vehicle’s overall performance, and to have any necessary adjustments made to the operating systems. This “tune up” checklist should include both preventative and restorative engine assessments.

Are you wondering if your vehicle really needs a tune up? Many vehicle owners ask this question, not understanding that even though the term may be outdated, today’s vehicles still need a maintenance service!

Here are a few facts that will help you understand what an auto shop means when it offers a tune up special:

  • Mileage-based services suit today's cars better. A generic tune up isn't necessarily in tune with your car's service needs. Instead, follow the list of service checks in your owner's manual set at your car's mileage milestones.
  • Today's cars are designed to last longer as long as the manufacturer's recommended car maintenance schedule is followed.
  • A check-engine light does not mean your car needs a tune up. The check-engine light is activated when the car computer finds a problem with one of many components, not necessarily those related to emissions or engine performance.
  • A failed emissions test also doesn’t mean your car needs a tune up. A sluggish or failing O2 sensor causes gas mileage to decline and can affect emissions. Have the mechanic check its effectiveness with a scanner.
  • The vehicle maintenance service schedule is often referred to as a tune up. The type of service closest to the tune up is the major service listed in your owner’s manual that is typically recommended about every two years or 30,000 miles.

Note: Each type of vehicle has its own maintenance service schedule. It is not a one-size fit all, but is based on the age of the vehicle, the number of miles driven, and the vehicle’s maintenance history.

Wondering about a car tune up service? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Clausen Automotive, a certified hybrid shop, by calling (608) 221-8321 for more information. Since 1975, our family-owned auto shop has proudly served vehicle owners in Madison, WI, and the surrounding communities.

Knowing the Facts about Car Tune-up that helps you to understand what an auto shop means when it offers a Tune Up special to Save you Money!
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To get ready for summer’s hot temperatures, a smart driver should schedule a maintenance service, formerly called a car tune up, for an inspection of the engine, to analyze their vehicle’s overall performance, and to have any necessary adjustments made to the operating systems. This “tune up” checklist should include both preventative and restorative engine assessments.

Are you wondering if your vehicle really needs a tune up? Many vehicle owners ask this question, not understanding that even though the term may be outdated, today’s vehicles still need a maintenance service!

Here are a few facts that will help you understand what an auto shop means when it offers a tune up special:

  • Mileage-based services suit today's cars better. A generic tune up isn't necessarily in tune with your car's service needs. Instead, follow the list of service checks in your owner's manual set at your car's mileage milestones.
  • Today's cars are designed to last longer as long as the manufacturer's recommended car maintenance schedule is followed.
  • A check-engine light does not mean your car needs a tune up. The check-engine light is activated when the car computer finds a problem with one of many components, not necessarily those related to emissions or engine performance.
  • A failed emissions test also doesn’t mean your car needs a tune up. A sluggish or failing O2 sensor causes gas mileage to decline and can affect emissions. Have the mechanic check its effectiveness with a scanner.
  • The vehicle maintenance service schedule is often referred to as a tune up. The type of service closest to the tune up is the major service listed in your owner’s manual that is typically recommended about every two years or 30,000 miles.

Note: Each type of vehicle has its own maintenance service schedule. It is not a one-size fit all, but is based on the age of the vehicle, the number of miles driven, and the vehicle’s maintenance history.

Wondering about a car tune up service? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Clausen Automotive, a certified hybrid shop, by calling (608) 221-8321 for more information. Since 1975, our family-owned auto shop has proudly served vehicle owners in Madison, WI, and the surrounding communities.

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