The phrase Scheduled Maintenance has replaced the word ‘tune-up’ for most cars. Ordinary scheduled maintenance is to replace spark plugs and some filters. It’s a low cost once in a while thing and car makers list what should be done and after how many miles.
One big item in the scheduled maintenance that you don’t have to do very often is replacing the timing belt. Big Caution. About 80% of all cars will experience SIGNIFICANT engine damage if the timing belt fails. What this means is that a repair costing a few hundred dollars becomes … well, it might be enough for you to just scrap your car.
Timing Belts! 60,000 Miles!