The Ultimate Guide to Car Tune-Ups: When and How Often to Get Them

As a seasoned automotive expert, I am constantly asked the question, 'When is the best time to get a tune-up for my car?' The answer to this question is not as simple as it used to be. In the past, older vehicles with non-electronic ignition required tune-ups every 10,000 to 12,000 miles or once a year. However, with the advancements in technology, newer cars with electronic ignition and fuel injection systems are now designed to travel much longer distances without the need for major tune-ups. So, when exactly should you get a tune-up for your car? Well, it ultimately depends on the make and model of your vehicle. But as a general rule of thumb, most modern cars only require a major tune-up once every 25,000 to 100,000 miles.

Of course, this is just a generalization as tune-ups encompass various procedures that must be performed on a regular basis. One of the most important procedures in a tune-up is an oil change. This should be done on most cars once every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Regular oil changes are crucial for maintaining the health and longevity of your engine. Additionally, the timing belt may need to be changed once every 100,000 miles.

It's always best to consult your car manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule to ensure that you are staying on top of all necessary tune-up procedures.

Jenna Dobos
Jenna Dobos

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