How Much Does a Car Tune Up Cost?

A car tune up is typically done once per year as a scheduled maintenance routine.

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How much does a car tune up cost?

Every 3,000 to 10,000 miles

ServiceWhen?Price Range
Air Filter ChangeEvery 10,000 miles$15 to $30
Cabin Air Filter ChangeEvery 10,000 miles$20 to $40
Oil ChangeEvery 5,000 miles$25 to $65
Tire Balance with RotationEvery 7,000 miles$20 to $70
Wheel AlignmentEvery 10,000 miles$50 to $125

Every 10,000 to 50,000 miles

ServiceWhen?Price Range
Distributor CapEvery 50,000 miles or so$50 to $125
Fuel FilterEvery two years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first$50 to $100
PCV ValveEvery 30,000 to 40,000 miles$25 to $65
RotorsEvery 40,000 to 60,000 miles$250 to $350
Spark Plugsabout 50,000 to 75,000 miles$100 to $200
Transmission FlushEvery 50,000 miles or two years, whichever comes first$150 to $250

Every 50,000 to 125,000 miles

ServiceWhen?Price Range
Air/Oxygen Sensor100,000 miles$100 to $250
Power Steering Fluid FlushEvery 80,000 to 125,000 miles$50 to $100
Spark Plug Wires Every 75,000 imles$125 to $250
Timing Belt100,000 miles$200 to $800

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