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How often does my car need a tune-up?

How often does my car need a tune-up?

Tune-ups are major services that include replacement of spark plugs, air filters and possibly a few other items and an oil change. Tune-ups are not a solution for all car issues, but rather preventative maintenance for your car's engine. In older cars, tune-ups were needed about every 30,000-45,000 miles. Nowadays, most newer drive for much longer without tune-up needs. 

Traditional spark plugs have to be replaced every 30,000 to 50,000 miles. Platinum-tipped or Iridium spark plugs usually last for 50,000 to 120,000 miles.

In the past, fuel filters were another major part of your tune-up. However, with progressing technology and ever-improving fuel quality, fuel filter replacement is usually not required in modern cars. Your maintenance schedule will tell you when it is time for it to be replaced, if at all.

Air filters are the one item that always needs to be replaced with a tune-up. The air filter's main job is to prevent dust and sand from reaching the engine and causing damage to your cylinder walls. It is recommended that your air filter is replaced every 15,000 to 30,000 miles - sooner if you drive on unpaved/dusty roads on a regular basis.

Contact Accurso Automotive Repair today to schedule a tune-up for your car.

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Finally heading out on a road trip? Get your vehicle checked first!

Finally heading out on a road trip? Get your vehicle checked first!

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What's That Noise and What Does it Mean?

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