There are telltale signs that there is something wrong with your car if you observe that the engine is hard to start, hesitates, misfires, or stalls. If your car failed an emissions test, it is clear proof that something needs to be done. You can take your vehicle in for diagnosis and service at a Utah tire shop and automotive repair center.

Signs You Car Needs a Tune-up

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When you arrive at the store, the mechanics will likely ask you to describe your problem in the same way a doctor will ask you how you feel before proceeding with a medical evaluation.

Describe the symptoms that suggest that your automobile needs a tune-up. Here are some of the common signs that indicate that your car needs help from a professional:

  • Misfiring engine – This problem could be caused by bad spark plugs. Spark plugs normally last 100,000 miles.
  • Reduced acceleration – Sluggish acceleration could be caused by a clogged or dirty engine filter. The filter accumulates dirt over time, and you may notice the gradual reduction of acceleration until it reaches a significant point.
  • Engine deposits – Engine deposits are caused by contaminated or low-quality gasoline. The problem could be remedied by cleaning the fuel system, which you can do initially with gas-tank additive. If the problem remains unsolved, take your car to the mechanic who can help you purify your fuel system.
  • Check engine light is on – This light will turn on when something is wrong with the engine’s emission control system. There are different possibilities here, including a faulty oxygen sensor, which will result in the engine computer getting confused about the proper air-fuel mixture.
  • Poor fuel economy – When you consume more fuel than usual, it could be due to an old oxygen sensor that is barely working but has not yet triggered the check engine light.

There are other possible causes of poor engine performance. A trained mechanic will be able to correctly diagnose the problem and take the necessary steps to correct it.

If your tires are contributing to your auto problems, consult a Utah tire store. If you need new tires, Utah has a wide selection of reputable shops. Look for Internet reviews or personal recommendations to settle on the most economical, customer service-oriented Utah tire store.