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Whats Included in a Tune UNo matter which make or model of vehicle you drive, it will require routine maintenance for top performance. As part of your regularly scheduled maintenance routine, your vehicle may need added preventive maintenance in the form of a tune up. In this post, we will take a look at the most commonly addressed issues and components in a tune up.

First, though, lets discuss how to determine when your vehicle might benefit from a tune up.

When Do You Need a Tune Up?

First and foremost, you need to keep an eye on your odometer. Your vehicle manufacturer has recommended regular maintenance procedures based on mileage. Your owner's manual should have these procedures nicely listed in one section. It's really best to follow this schedule.

What are the Different TypeIf you are like most people, you probably don't think about the shock absorbers on your vehicle until they start to fail. In this article, we are going to take a look at three main types of shock absorber and how/why they are different from each other.

Before we dig into that, however, let's take look at how to determine if/when it's time to replace your current shock absorbers.

Is it Time to Replace Your Shock Absorbers?

It can be difficult to gauge when it's time to replace your shock absorbers. That's because, unlike other components that simply "go," shock absorbers lose performance integrity over time. For this reason, the window for shock replace is a wide one at 50,000-100,000 miles. Where your vehicle falls on this spectrum is largely determined by a variety of factors, including road conditions, driving style, towing/hauling, and the like.

The Difference Between TorqSpend any amount of time reading articles about vehicles and you'll hear the terms torque and horsepower bandied about with regularity. While they both deal with vehicle acceleration, there are distinct differences that really matter when assessing which vehicle best suits your needs.

In this article, we discuss the differences between torque and horsepower so you can determine which is more valuable for your particular day-to-day driving needs.

What Is Torque?

When you see commercials highlighting the pound-feet of torque a vehicle offers, it can be a bit confusing. After all, we don't measure much else in pound-feet—just torque output. So, just what is torque?

A Guide to the Different TyJust as people age and need to change their dietary habits, cars also age and may perform better with a change to the engine oil you put it them. With many types of oil and brands available, it can sometimes be difficult to discern which one best suits your needs. In this article, we'll take a look at the different types of engine oil available at your local auto parts store or favorite oil change location. This way, you can make a more informed decision regarding the type of oil you need when it's time for your next oil change.

In short, motor oil can be classified into four categories:

What Is Tire RetreadingThe short and simple definition of retreading is taking an old tire with a worn-out tread, peeling off that tread, and putting on a new one. The reality is a little more complicated than that, of course.

Also, some misinformation floating around about retreading can confuse people who are thinking about getting remanufactured (or retreaded) tires. Let's get into the details.

Why Bother with Retreading Tires?

It would be great if tires never wore down, but they do. As we drive, the tread gets shallower and shallower. This damage reduces the tire's grip, which becomes unsafe after a certain point, especially if you're driving in snow or rain.