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When are Tune-Ups Needed?

You've probably heard the term "tune-up" before, and if you've been driving for a long time, you may have gotten a few before. The term is pretty vague however - tune-ups can mean a number of different things, and the services needed during a tune-up will differ depending on your vehicle. 

So what is a tune-up? It is basically a collection of preventative and general maintenance services that are performed periodically to ensure that your vehicle is running well and that all major issues are taken care of. Your car's owner’s manual will indicate the proper interval for your vehicle in regards to how often you should have a tune-up performed.

It is usually recommend that a tune-up is performed roughly every 20-30k miles, or when you notice that your vehicle has dropped noticeably in performance and fuel efficiency. 

A tune-up helps to boost the overall performance of your vehicle and restore your vehicle back to top working condition. Depending on the make, model, and age of your vehicle, the specific services that your vehicle may need for a tune up will vary. A typical tune up service may include one or more of the following services: 

  • Check belts & hoses
  • Computer diagnostics
  • Engine filter replacement
  • Engine & fuel system inspection
  • Spark plug replacement
  • Timing & Idle adjustment

If your vehicle is due for a tune-up or it has been a while since you’ve had your vehicle tuned, don’t hesitate to bring your vehicle into our shop here at Bay Diagnostic or give us a call today to make an appointment! 

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