Symptoms That Indicate You May Need a Tune-Up

Regular tune-ups keep your vehicle in good working order. While it's usually a good idea to follow a schedule, you might be wondering how to tell if your car is due for one. Below are some of the symptoms you might notice if you need a tune-up.

Warning Lights

Dashboard warning lights are a common sight when a vehicle is in need of a tune-up. The check engine light is the most well-known. It can indicate a variety of issues, and the only way to know for sure is to take it to a mechanic.


If your engine dies while you're driving, or you press the accelerator and the car doesn't respond, it needs to be checked out by an auto shop. Stalling can be caused by the battery, fuel pump issues, ignition problems, and more.


Vehicles make a lot of sounds, but sometimes you notice a new one. There are dozens of things that might cause this. When you bring your car in for its tune-up, describe the sound to the technicians so they can find the source.

Shaking or Pulling

Sometimes cars will shake, vibrate, or pull to one side when they need a tune-up. These could be serious issues and make it dangerous to drive. Get these checked out as soon as you can.

Decreased Fuel Economy

When your vehicle is running smoothly, it's pretty efficient with its fuel usage. As problems start to arise, even small ones, it loses some of that efficiency. Many modern cars will tell you how many miles you're getting per gallon. With older cars, you may notice you're fueling up more often.

If you need a tune-up performed, we invite you to bring your vehicle into our auto repair shop today!

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