Keeping up with your car’s maintenance schedule is the best way to avoid problems down (and on!) the road. Fluid flushes, wheel alignments, electrical system troubleshooting, etc. – JOCO Auto can work with you to develop a customized maintenance plan for your vehicle to ensure that it’s running at an optimal level all year long!

As a rule of thumb, you should also consider getting a proper tune-up every 30,000 miles at the very minimum in order to avoid encountering any major problems with key vehicle components in the future.
As oil changes are done every 3,000 miles or every three months, getting an inspection every other time you get this service done, twice a year or so, is also a good idea in order to maintain your vehicle’s health and avoid any potential issues.

While exact details can differ from shop to shop depending on a variety of factors such as market climate and such, a modern tune-up will generally consist of filters and spark plugs being replaced, the fuel system being cleaned and a comprehensive fluid flush.
If you’re not sure how long it’s been since your last tune-up, here are a few signs you should get one performed soon:

  • Increased Fuel Consumption. If you’re filling your tank up more often than usual, there’s a decent chance something is out-of-whack in your engine and you’re in need of a tune-up.
  • Knocking/Pinging Sounds. When you hear either of these noises, particularly during acceleration, your vehicle is in need of service. There’s a chance your engine is making these noises due to using the wrong octane level of fuel, but better safe than sorry!
  • Hard Starting. If it takes you a few tries to get your engine started more than once within a short timeframe, you should head to an auto shop ASAP.

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