By the time the mileage on your car reaches 10,000 to 12,000 miles, you will need to bring it to an auto shop for a tune up. Unless, of course, your vehicle is a newer model that can go 25,000 to 100,000 miles before requiring one.
And if you’re thinking about forgoing it for whatever reason, know that you’ll be making a huge mistake.
A car that does not go through an entire car tune up checklist in keeping with the intervals recommended by its manufacturer is primed for trouble.
For one, starting your car will eventually take longer and become more difficult to do. For another, your ignition system’s components are going to go through a lot of stress without a tune up. The absence of a tune up might even damage your catalytic converter. Engine misfires, stalling, and even worsening mileage are all consequences you need to be ready for should you ever shy away from a car tune up.
If you don’t bring your car in for a tune up when it’s time to do so, the chances that you’ll end up with a busted car soon are pretty high.
In case you’ve forgotten, your car needs tender loving care, too. That’s why you have to bring your car in for a tune-up the moment you notice knocking sounds from under the hood or occasional stalling.
Check out the infographic below if you want to know more about car tune ups.