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Tuneup I had my car for 4year, I haven't had a tuneup yet is that bad for my car?

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It some what depends on the mileage, alot of the newer cars have 100,000 mile spark plugs. Wouldn't hurt to change them sooner, and the plug wires, cap/rotor, if you have them. Also check the air filter and replace the fuel filter. By not having it tuned up, it robs you of gas mileage, and is not generally good on the engine.

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