Automotive vehicle tune-ups on today’s vehicles is more critical than ever. It’s not just about performance, there are emissions issues and more.
An auto tune up is a series of checks, inspections and replacements that restore engine function and optimize performance. Your average tune up consists of spark plug inspection and or replacement, inspecting an engine’s fuel-system components (oil and air filters, primarily), checking fluid levels and engine component tests and adjustments.
How Often Should You Get A Tune Up?
Vehicles vary in their tune-up requirements. Your recommended time periods can be found in your owner’s manual. Figuring out exact times for all vehicles as a rule can be tricky, as a tune up covers parts of varying use and durability. Some fluids, for example, may need to be checked and replaced every 3,000 miles, while a PCV valve can go for fifty thousand miles or more.
Some tell-tale signs that you should pursue an auto tune up can be if:
- The engine of your vehicle runs rough/noisy when idling or accelerating
- Your vehicle stalls frequently, particularly when accelerating or decelerating
- You have trouble getting the vehicle to start
- Your fuel economy drops drastically, either rapidly or over time
- The “Check Engine” light comes on
- You can’t remember the last time you had it checked
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