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How often does my vehicle need a tune-up?

Tune-ups prevent maintenance on your car's engine. How often do vehicles need tune-ups? They are a service that includes the replacement of spark plugs, air filters and possibly a few other items and an oil change. In older cars, tune-ups are needed about every 30,000-45,000 miles. But today with most newer cars they can drive for much longer without a tune-up.

Conventional 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.

With today's technology and increasing fuel quality, fuel filters replacements are usually not needed in modern cars. Your maintenance schedule will tell you if you require one.

Air filters always need to be replaced during a tune-up. But why? The air filter's primary 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 - or even earlier if you drive on unpaved/dusty roads on a regular basis.

If your car is in need of a tune-up, you can trust Accurso Auto Repair to make sure it is in perfect shape! 

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