How Often Should I Get An Engine Tune Up?
In today’s cars the need for an engine tune up has been greatly reduced. On most cars the Spark Plugs, spark plug cables, Fuel Filters, Air Filters and Positive Ventilation Valves (PCV Valve). There are plenty of parts that need adjusting and dialing in every once in a while.
After summer we have a lot of carburetors, condensers, distributors with distributor caps & rotors. These allrequired replacement parts and readjusting. In our cars these days, the computer of the vehicle controls the valves, ignition and fuel delivery. Malfunctions on a vehicle will be hard to see to anyone but amechanic. How often should I get an engine tune-up is a great question for the average person.
On today’s cars it’s best to perform a tune-up by mileage and how hard you drive your car. The vehicle’s manufacturer has mileage intervals for replacement of those components and alternative maintenance services. The basic engine tune-up is designed to be performed preventatively in order that the componentsdon’t fail before replacement. Some common mileage intervals and maintenance suggested is as follows:
Every 3,000 miles:
Inspect filter – replace as required
Check and replenish all fluids
Check your tire pressure (fill as needed)
Every 7,500 miles:
Replace windshield wipers
Every 15,000 miles:
Replace cabin filter
Every 30,000 miles:
Replace transmission system fluid
Replace transmission system filter
Flush cooling system
Replace spark plugs
Fuel Injection service
Every 50,000 miles:
Replace fluids for:
Every 60,000 miles:
Replace pcv valve
Replace old wires and tubing
More About Engine Tune Ups
The consequences of not getting a tune up regularly will be lack of performanceand engine problems. If the tune up components, just like the spark plugs get worn it will cause the vehicle to misfire and might cause a engine starting issue. These conditions will cause your exhaust system to go bad as well. If your vehicle has an inline filter it will get obstructed over time and might cause fuel pump failure.
So, we tend to suggest following your manufacturer’s specifications on engine tune-ups and vehicle maintenance. This can greatly add longevity to the lifetime of your vehicle. If you’ve got any queries or comments feel free to call Bertino Automotive at (909) 949-0401.
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