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Q: Fuel mileage down

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My car is using too much gasoline. I think it needs a tuneup to increase the fuel mileage.

A: A tune up can help with gas mileage. A lice...

A tune up can help with gas mileage. A licensed mechanic can come out and change the spark plugs wires and air filter and see if that helps. They will also check the codes on the computer and see is you may have a faulty sensor causing the computer to increase fuel to the injectors.

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