How can you tell if your car needs a tune-up?

I've read that you should have a tune-up on your car every 100,000 miles, but you might need one before then. How can you tell if it's time for a tune-up?

Answer
“Some telltale signs that your car needs a tune-up include:
  • Poor gas mileage
  • Super rough idling or acceleration
  • Stalling
  • Regular difficulty starting the car
  • Your car is coming across 100,000 miles or 200,000 miles
These symptoms could be the result of something else, but if they’re all happening simultaneously, chances are that your car is in dire need of a tune-up. Unfortunately, this typically isn’t covered by car insurance or used car warranties, so make sure you have a few extra bucks in your emergency fund to pay for repairs.
While car insurance is not part of a regular maintenance schedule, it is a good idea to review your policy to make sure you’re not overpaying. Regular reviews can help you save money. If you want help automating this, try using the Jerry app. Jerry automatically reviews your policy every six months by comparing rates with the top 50 providers. What’s better than saving money on car insurance? Doing this for free.”
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Eric Schad
Answered on Aug 31, 2021
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