Sluggish. Squealing. Unreliable. Vibrating. If any of these descriptors fit your vehicleâ€™s recent behavior, it just might be trying to tell you something â€“ like itâ€™s time for a tune-up.
Todayâ€™s vehicles differ significantly from their decades-old brethren that required a tune-up every 10,000 or 20,000 miles. With newer vehicles, itâ€™s increasingly common for manufacturer-recommended service intervals to stretch to 100,000 miles before certain maintenance items, such as replacing the spark plugs, should be completed.
That doesnâ€™t mean, however, that routine maintenance or potential warning signs can or should be ignored. After all, replacing a vehicle is expensive. A more economical alternative is to take care of the one youâ€™re already driving. Start by paying attention to what your vehicle might be trying to tell you and by recognizing these 10 signs that itâ€™s time for a tune-up or maintenance.