My car needs a Tune Up?
My car needs a tune up! True __ False X
My check engine light is on.
They told me my car needed a tune up. True __ False X
My car is not running right.
Maybe a tune up will fix it. True __ False X
Back in 1981, when Tune Rite Auto opened its doors, our name was clearly referring to a well performed tune- up. Today, Tune Rite Auto is still alive and well, but the traditional Tune-Up, sadly, (I would say happily), died in the late 80’s to very early 90’s. There is nothing to tune –up in a car¬. That task was given to more precise and efficient hands. A computer! No more adjusting timing, points, dwell angle, fuel mixtures or idle speed. As car manufacturers discover glitches in their systems, they release software upgrades the same way they do to our personal computers, cell phones and other electronic devices. That perhaps is the modern tune-up.
Still one of the most frequent quotes I am asked for is “How much do you charge for a tune-up? We, like any other honest and reputable shop should do, answer with another question. “Why do you want a tune-up?”
Some other facilities will try to sell you things that won’t fix your problem.So you asked and paid for a tune-up and either left with the same problem or spent more money to get it fixed.
Like everything in normal life identifying a problem comes first and the solution after.