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Busted In Houston: The Maintenance Free Myth.

Quality surveys report fewer problems with new Houston cars than ever before. So does that mean that modern vehicles have become maintenance free? Back when cars spent more time in Houston repair shops, Texas drivers were more mindful of routine service. Now, it's much easier to put it off. Take Houston tune-ups for example. In the days of mechanical ignition systems, an engine needed to be tuned-up every couple of years. If your engine was out of tune, you knew it. It ran poorly and got bad fuel economy driving on Texas streets and highways. Now, the ignition system is electronic and controlled by the engine management computer. Spark plugs rarely get fouled and will last for as much as a 100,000 miles/150,000 kilometers. So vehicle tune-ups used to force you in for service, and while you were there, you just took care of whatever else was on the list. So what's the benefit to keeping up with factory scheduled maintenance at Kacal's Auto &a ... read more

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