How often does a car need a tune-up?
Your car needs regular oil changes, we all know that, but when does it need a tune-up? First of all, what is a ‘tune-up’? A tune-up is a major service that includes an oil change, replacement of an engine air filter, spark plugs and possibly a few additional items. A tune-up is not a solution for all car problems, but rather a preventative maintenance for your engine. In older cars, a tune-up was needed every 10,000 miles. Most newer cars don’t need a tune up till 30,000-40,000 miles. At Prestige Auto Repair we will evaluate and advise you of what’s needed for your car.
Symptoms of a car that needs a tune-up:
- Engine doesn’t start as easily as before
- Running rough, especially when started
- Occasional misfiring, especially in humid weather
- Rough unstable idle, stalling
- Lack of power
- Poor gas mileage
If your vehicle is having some of the symptoms contact Prestige Auto Repair in Bernardsville to schedule a tune-up