What's done during a tune-up?

My friend told me that my car was running weird and that I probably need a tune-up. What's actually worked on during a tune-up?

“A tune-up is a type of routine maintenance that involves:
  • replacing wires, spark plugs, and ignition parts.
  • removing old filters and installing new ones.
  • putting in new belts and hoses.
  • possibly flushing certain fluid systems.
While it sounds like a lot of work, you can probably get in and out of the shop in two to four hours for around $500, depending on the model of your car.
You want to do tune-ups anytime your car is running a bit rougher than normal. This will help extend the life of your vehicle, in addition to following a regular maintenance schedule.
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Eric Schad
Answered on Aug 31, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.

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