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post #1 of 12 Old 01-31-2011, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
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Quick question... how often for tune up?

Have a 2010 honda accord sedan EXL. I only have about 6000 miles on it and in may will be the 1 year mark of having the car. I probably will have about 10000 miles by then how often are you supposed to get a tune up? and what is a reasonable price? (I am not tech savy).

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What exactly do you consider a tune up? Just read your owners manual and follow the maintenance minder.

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There is really nothing to tune in today's cars, or should I even say yesterday's cars too. That term is now just being past on with no real meaning.

We would need to "tune" the old cars with carburetor and idle. Today, everything is electronic and it tunes itself.

Change the oil. Check the filters, rotate the tires, and that's about it. And if there is a TSB, have the dealer take care of that, if necessary.

So don't let anyone sell you a "tune up package" or "lube the chassis" too. There is nothing to lube because it's all sealed.

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I am going to a oil change every 6 onths (about every 5k miles) and also rotate tires every other oil change sound ok? I tend to take care of my car pretty well. Just want to make sure everything stays in top notch shape.
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> Do not read your owner's manual.

> Take your car to the dealer for a tune-up, which includes multiple inspections and a cabin filter replacement. Each of these tasks is so technically challenging that only a trained Honda tech has the skills to do it. The tune-up will cost about $600 to $1000.

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> Do not read your owner's manual.

> Take your car to the dealer for a tune-up, which includes multiple inspections and a cabin filter replacement. Each of these tasks is so technically challenging that only a trained Honda tech has the skills to do it. The tune-up will cost about $600 to $1000.

Thank you for supporting your local dealer.
thanks for the advice sounds pretty legit....
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What engine do you have? The V-6 requires a timing belt and a few other items (water pump, tensioner, spark plugs) around 105,000 miles. Actually the water pump isn't required then but it's smart to do so.

The four cylinder has a timing chain so it's essentially spark plugs around 105K and possibly a valve adjustment. Water pump could also be done then.

As far as oil changes use the oil life monitor on the car, it's extremely accurate. Look in the manual for suggested tire rotation. There's a lot in that book but one must read it to gain knowledge.
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I have a 4 cylinder i will look in the manual. thank you so much for your input though appreciate it greatly.
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Tune ups are a thing of the past. Keep the fluids changes as required and drive. Check your manual for the maintenance schedule.

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Have a 2010 honda accord sedan EXL. I only have about 6000 miles on it and in may will be the 1 year mark of having the car. I probably will have about 10000 miles by then how often are you supposed to get a tune up? and what is a reasonable price? (I am not tech savy).

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Last car my family ever owned including my parents and Grandparents was a 1985 Buick Regal. Had to do the points/plugs/timing adjustment every 30k.

Ever since the mid-1990s virtually all cars have been tuneup free. The advent of fuel injection, better engine design and tolerances, and more efficient overall operation has made the old tune up a thing of the past.

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3,000 myth

You can forget the 3,000 mile oil change myth too:

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Check your manual for the maintenance schedule.
As much as this is true, there are actually benefits to changing things a bit early. Take ATF. Many Honda Auto trans owners would change and replace their ATF 2X as early from what the owner's manual said, and some even do it every year.

Is it a direct guarantee? No. Is it a good prevention? Maybe.

An extra $36 every two years (DIY) is better than $3,000 for a transmission.

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