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What is a tune up?

Tune up — What’s included? In the old days before electronic ignition systems, a tune up included new spark plugs, new contact “points,” a new distributor rotor and cap, and a new condenser. In addition, the ignition system would be timed using a timing light. The shop would also clean the carburetor choke and linkage, check the drive belts, check and top off fluids, check/change your air filter and check your coolant for freeze protection. What is a tune up now? There are no points, condensers, rotors or distributor caps … Read More


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