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How often does a car need a tune-up?Automobiles are highly complex machines with a variety of interdependent systems. As such they require periodic maintenance to perform at their peak efficiency. This periodic maintenance is usually called a tune-up. This is especially important in today's world where fuel economy and emissions are so important. Depending on the type of vehicle you are driving, the kind of driving you do and the age of your car, the time between tune ups can vary.
The first place to check your tune-up schedule is in the owners manual of your vehicle. The maintenance schedule should be clearly listed along with the typical tune up items: spark plugs, spark plug wires, ignition components and adjustments. Try to follow this schedule as close as possible. More important however is simply listening to your car. If something doesn't seem right, have it checked out right away. Doing so can save you time and money in the long run!