A regular maintenance function, usually associated with the replacement and adjustment of parts and components in the electrical and fuel systems of a car for the purpose of attaining optimum performance.
How to Tune Up a Car
Your car should receive a tune-up (often referred to as a "major service") every two years or 30,000 miles, whichever comes first. Here's what needs to be done.
1. Replace the fuel filter. If you have a fuel-injection system, regular cleaning isn't necessary unless the injectors are clogged.
2. Change the spark plugs (unless they're platinum, in which case you have 30,000 more miles to go). Also examine the spark plug wires and replace as needed. A new set of high-quality wires is worth the cost. They may be permanently attached to the distributor cap, so it will have to be changed as well.
3. Replace the distributor cap and rotor if your car has them (some newer models with distributorless ignition don't).
4. Change the points and condenser if you have an older car (roughly pre-1978) that doesn't feature electronic ignition. You'll actually want your points changed, or at least adjusted, every six months or so (if they're changed, check the ignition timing as well).
5. Check the ignition timing and adjust as needed (rare for a car with electronic ignition - post-1980 - and some cars don't allow this at all).
6. Adjust the valves as needed (unless your car has hydraulic valves). Be sure to replace the valve-cover gasket as well, especially if you see oil on top of your engine.
7. Check the belts. Replace if worn.
8. Check the fluids under the hood and replenish as necessary. Change the oil and oil filter if it's been 3,000 miles since the last oil change.
9. Replace the air filter, which should be changed between major services - every 15,000 miles - as well.
10. Adjust the clutch, if you have a manual transmission (although some cars now sport self-adjusting clutches).
11. Service the battery, adding distilled water (if required), cleaning terminals and cable ends.
12. Replace the PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve. It can make your car run rough or stall if it gets clogged, and it's cheap and easy to replace.
A tune-up isn't a cure all, but when done regularly, it can prevent a host of expensive problems.
every 3,000 miles
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Should only be required at 100,000 miles
Most cars built in the last 20 years need a tune-up at around 80-100,000 miles.
The interval at which you should get your car a tune up varies depending on your vehicles manufacturers specifications in your owners manual. However, as a general rule of thumb your car should receive a tune up at least once yearly.
every 30,000 miles every 60K
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Refer to the owners manual for the recommended frequency of service and tune-ups. Tune-ups are usually scheduled at specific intervals based on mileage.
The manufacturer recommends that you tune up your 2005 Ford Taurus every 30,000 miles. The tune up should include replacing the spark plugs, spark plug wires, and cleaning the fuel injection system.
follow owners manual,25 to 30,000 is usually good.
every 60 K
tune up is like spring clean up, once a year....
how much should a tune up cost for a Chevy lumina
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Tune UpAccording to the Toyota website your vehicle isn't due for a tune-up for 120,000 miles.
Recommendation: 60k miles for tune up and timing belt change.
The cost of a tune up will depend on the area you live in and the cost of living. A tune up should cost somewhere in the range of $30 - $200.
A Honda CRV tune-up should include replacing the spark plugs and spark plug wires. The tune-up should also include changing the oil and the oil filter.
about thirty dollars to one hundred dollars
how much does a tune up on a 1995 buick regal 3.8 cost
tune up would be like a few hundred dollars if im not mistaken
With the new fuel injected engine and improved ignition systems you should be able to go 100,000 before tune-up
Your air filter should be changed each time you have a oil change or perhaps a tune up which should be every 6 months.
The rate of a tune-up varies depending on where you live and where you take your car. You should pay more than $100 for a tune-up by a professional.
Different cars have different requirements. Therefore, you should consult your car's manual to determine the maintenance schedule for your particular car. How often you drive your car and how many miles you drive will impact the timing.