Vehicle Tune-Ups - How Often Are They Needed?

Unlike an oil service, tune-ups are a larger service that are typically required every 30,000 miles or so, depending on the age of your vehicle and your driving habits. If you are wondering when your vehicle will be due for a tune-up, the best thing to do is to refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual. The owner’s manual will lay out when a tune-up is due for your vehicle and what services are included. 

Even though tune-ups are usually needed on an interval basis, they can sometimes be needed prior to the recommended mileage due to excessive driving. Some signs that your vehicle may need a tune-up include:

  • Lack of overall performance
  • Decrease in fuel efficiency
  • Car constantly stalling
  • Engine running rough
  • Start up troubles

If you notice any of the symptoms listed above, your vehicle may be due for a tune-up. If you’re unsure, you can visit your local auto repair shop for an inspection. Some typical tune-up services include spark plug replacement, fuel filter replacement, fuel injector service, battery inspection and service, and timing belt or drive belt replacement. These services will help your vehicle run at its peak performance and keep your vehicle reliable. 

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