The Importance Of Tuning A Car

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Tuning your car is the regular maintenance one should do at least once a year or every 15,000 miles (which ever one comes first). Tuning a car consist of checking/changing all of the fluids, filters, brakes, and spark plugs. Also you will want to check the tires, steering components, and wheel bearings. If any of these things need to be repaired or replaced, you should do so. Lights are something else you need to be aware of when your annual tune up comes around. If there are any bulbs that are burnt out or busted, they will need to be replaced accurately.
The fluids you will need to check; engine oil, transmission, power steering, brake, and windshield wiper fluids. You will also want to check the coolant level in the radiator. To check the engine oil you will want to make sure you are parked on level ground with your engine turned off, but warm. To locate the engine oil dipstick you will need to pop the hood. The dipstick is usually located near the front of the engine. What you are looking for is a round or oval handle just big enough to put one of your fingers in. Frequently, this handle is orange or yellow and may have the word “oil” written on top. If you cannot find the dipstick refer to your cars owners
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Indicators that your spark plugs may be going bad; knocking noises, car is hard to start, or noticeable change in performance. If you have witnessed any of these problems, first you should check all of the spark plug wires to make sure there are no tears or rips in them. If your wires look good unplug them all, remove each spark plug from your engine with a socket and replace it with a new one. Depending on how many cylinders your vehicle is will depend on how hard it is to change the plugs. Many bigger engines can be very difficult to work with, so make sure you know what you are getting yourself into if you are trying to do this

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