would getting a tuneup on my.car right now make no sense?

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Old 25 Mar 2014, 07:54 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default would getting a tuneup on my.car right now make no sense?

I got one last year in April. I drive quite a bit.so I try to stay on top.of maintenance. I noticed that my car is vibrating a little more than usual when idle so I thought it may be time for another tune up. I change the oil faithfully every 3 months . I know its not April again just yet but I thought I just get it out of the way. Should I not be doing it now? Is it too.early? I have a 2009 Toyota Corolla that has a little over 100,000 miles on it.
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Old 25 Mar 2014, 08:09 pm   #2 (permalink)
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I would go for it. Get oem plugs and gap them to spec. Also think about getting a new fuel filter, as it is often over looked.
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Old 25 Mar 2014, 08:24 pm   #3 (permalink)
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follow owners manual... if you got good parts then they should last.

but... in my older cars...

every fourth oil change tune up and filters...

check for check engine lights...

or STEP up and buy American already
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Old 25 Mar 2014, 08:40 pm   #4 (permalink)
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i think it's about time to change out the winter air in your tires to summer air.
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Old 25 Mar 2014, 08:54 pm   #5 (permalink)
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If you got a tuneup last April you for sure do not need another one in less than a year. Spark plugs will easily last 75,000 miles +. With 100,000 miles on the odometer you should switch to High Mileage Oil and change your oil as instructed in your owners manual. Vibrating at idle can be a vacuum leak somewhere. Check all the vacuum hoses under the hood for cracks or leaks. Replace any that are suspect. Purchase a can of Seafoam or Techron fuel injector cleaner and add that to a full tank of fuel. Other than your regular maintenance that is all you need to do.
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Old 25 Mar 2014, 09:09 pm   #6 (permalink)
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an '09 with coil atop plug config? no way it needs a tune up. ignition wise.

but *if* it is in play, remove and read plugs. one at a time noting position. the high energy ignition system should burn all but the most gross of mixture/combustion issues. usually don't get a lot from reading plugs for that reason. so iffin a plug does read bad, prolly more than a management issue associated with what ever plug(s) read bad.

my guess is that this needs a simple induction and emmissions systems and component cleaning. things get dirty inside.

*seafoam* induction/vacuum and in-tank products is most popular and should cure your issues. seaform in-tank just b4 fill up.

then i would look at youtube for all examples using seafoam on the induction/vacuum system, physical cleaning of induction AND emissions sensors.

not just one clip will have all the tips. so review many.

in the end, or begining, might have the injectors cleaned/replaced. what ever is cheaper.

reputable ASE shop or the dealer is best. iffin you're not mechanically inclined.

any of these links for reading plugs will work,

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