Does My Hyundai Need a Tune-Up?

Nissan Vehicles built in the last 10-15 years do not require tune-ups – at least in the traditional sense.  Older cars needed regular adjustments to keep things working properly. That meant checking under the hood on distributor, carburetor and ignition points as well as replacement of spark plugs and condensers.

Things have changed, though.  Fuel-injection has taken care of most carburetor issues.  Electronic ignition has replaced a fair number of electronics.  That means a traditional tune-up is no longer necessary.  So today’s tune-up can be as simple as changing out the spark plugs.  By the way, spark plugs can typically last 100,000 miles.

If you stick to the Hyundai scheduled maintenance, you won’t simply won’t need a traditional tune-up.  That doesn’t mean things won’t need to be adjusted or fixed.  Here are some of the more common performance issues that are signs you need a professional to take a look:

Warning Signs

  • Hard to start
    If your starter doesn’t crank, or it takes a while for it to start.  It could be the starter, sensor, or choke.
  • Excessive engine knocking
    Most vehicles have sensors that will reduce knocking, but regular knocking can be the warning sign of potential engine issues.
  • Rough engine noise
    Whether at idle, speeding up, or at cruising speed, a rough running engine can signal fuel or ignition system problems or trouble with valve or pistons.
  • Reduced gas mileage
    This might be as simple as under-inflated tires, but it can also be a sign of transmission issues, alignment, or engine trouble.
  • Engine stalls
    This might be the first sign of spark plug problems, but can also indicate sensor, switch, or fuel system issues.
  • Power loss
    Power loss can be mean your fuel filter is dirty and needs to be replaced.

Don’t Let Little Problems Become Big Problems

The warning signs may not seem like a big deal, but making sure to get your Hyundai scheduled maintenance done on time, and taking your vehicle in when you recognize problems can help extend the life of your vehicle.  Small problems can turn into big, expensive problems if neglected.

Hyundai Has America’s Best Warranty

  • 10 year or 100,000 powertrain limited warranty
  • 5 years or 60,000 miles new vehicle limited warranty
  • 7 years with unlimited miles anti-perforation warranty
  • 5 year and unlimited mile 24/7 roadside assistance
  • Lifetime warranty on hybrid batteries for original owners

These are just a sample of what makes Hyundai’s warranty the best you can get.  Keeping up with your Hyundai scheduled maintenance can help assure your warranty stays intact.

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