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How much for a "tune up?"

How much for a "tune up?"

“How much for a ‘tune up’?” I receive about 3-5 calls a week (or more), where the callers asks; “how much for a tune-up?” I can understand why, as there are certain terms and phrases that are so ingrained into our vocabulary that their actual meaning is all but lost. Phrases such as: “I could kill you”, “I’ll be there in a minute”, and of course, the topic of today; “I think my car needs a tune-up.” Most people do not have in-depth knowledge about their cars, how it has evolved, or even sometimes how the presets on their radio work. But who can blame them. The car starts, they drive it, it gets them home safely, what’s to know about it?   “But he said it would fix it!” When something does go wrong, they do what everyone does; they ask their brother-in-law, since he “used to be a mechanic”. Of course, since the la ... read more

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