A recently released study shows U.S. personal vehicles are having fewer tune-ups, dropping to 39% last year versus 61% in 1996. A spokesman for the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Assn. (MEMA) attributes the decline in tune-ups to changing automotive technology, such as onboard diagnostic computers, but also the fact that vehicle owners are putting off voluntary auto maintenance. MEMA’s annual analysis of U.S. automotive maintenance — Market Analysis of Replacement Rates of U.S. ...

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