It is generally recommended that older vehicles be tuned up every 10,000 to 12,000 miles while a newer vehicle may not need one until about 25,000 miles. With that being said, a tune up encompasses a variety of replacements and checks. We first begin by checking battery voltage as well as the engine’s overall condition. If we find no faults, we then replace spark plugs, rotor/ distributor cap, fuel filter, air filter, PCV valve, and breather filter. These replacements are for preventative maintenance and often vary depending on the vehicle and on an “as needed” basis.
Tune ups are important to keep your car healthy. Do not put them off simply because your car is running is fine. Preventative maintenance is extremely important in the long run as it can help stop problems before they even start.