Why does a car need a tune-up?

What is a tune-up and why is it important? I've never gotten a tune-up on my car, but I've heard it's important for performance.

“A car needs a tune-up to ensure that everything’s running smoothly and nothing is in danger of causing expensive or irreparable damage.
In most cases, your owner’s manual will dictate how long you should wait between tune-ups. In older cars, this could be as short as 15,000 miles, while newer vehicles can go 50,000 to 100,000 miles without needing a tune-up.
Once you have a tune-up, you should see a noticeable difference in fuel economy and overall performance, even if your car is old. Tune-ups might be covered by a used car warranty, but most of the time you will have to pay for this service. It’s better to pay for preventative maintenance than to pay for expensive repairs.
While looking into tune-ups, you should also follow along with a basic car maintenance schedule to maintain your car and extend its life.
Since you’re looking into the best ways to care for your vehicle across seasons, you should also consider adding roadside assistance to your car insurance policy. It’s always a good idea to have a backup plan if the worst case happens. Jerry’s partner, Urgently, pays for an Uber if you ever need a tow. They also offer lockout services, tire changes, and jump starts. You can get this peace of mind for only $50 a year.”
Eric Schad
Answered on Aug 31, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.

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