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Maintenance vs tune up

What is the primary difference on these two and how often shoul it be performed on a toy 92 with 188k miles.

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Tune-up is a term used in the automotive service world that means spark plug replacement and sometimes air filter replacement. Maintenance is any tune-up or factory recommmended services ie 30k,45k,60k.75k,90k service you get the idea. These services vary greatly from dealer to dealer however if I owned this vehicle I would check history to see when timing components were replaced as well as any and all leaks fixed. If it is runnning without any misfire or hesitation you can elect to do preventive maintenance or leave the vehicle be until problems arise. Hope this helps!

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personally, when my customers ask me this question I advise them to RENT a car

regardless how well you vehicle is maintained there are 6 computers on your car, 6 miles of wires, hundreds of sensors
the last thing you want to "break down" and then to be at the mercy of some strange garage who may or may not be honest

when you rent and the car dies the rental company can get you back on the road in an hour or two

when your car breaks down, it may be days plus multiple nights of a hotel rental plus hundreds of not thousands of dollars before you can continue your vacation

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