How Often Do I Need a Tune-up Since I Drive a European Car?

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Driving a European car does not negate the need for a tune-up, but it does make driving much more fun. Prestige European Auto Service specializes in European automobiles because we have as much of a passion for them as you do. We believe that there are no finer machines on the road today, and when it comes to the question of tune-up frequency, check out your make below.


If you drive an Audi, you might be surprised by how much maintenance the manufacturer recommends. It knows best, so you’ll want to follow the schedule. As of 2018, Audi recommends service visits every 10,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first. This schedule applies to all models and includes tune-ups if an inspection warrants one.


BMW’s tune-up schedule depends on the age of your Beemer. If you drive a classic with a non-electronic ignition, we should look at it every 10,000 to 20,000 miles or once a year if that comes first. Newer BMWs should be tuned up every 30,000 miles. If it doesn’t need it at the 30,000-mile check, we’ll assess the remaining lifespan of the parts and tell you when to bring it back.


Jaguar spells luxury and if you’re fortunate to drive around Oakland in a Jag, you’re the envy of all who see you. Jaguar recommends maintenance on its vehicles every 16,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first. As with Audi, your maintenance visit won’t necessarily be a tune-up. The tune-up is only performed once the vehicle shows the need for it.

Land Rover

The tune-up schedule for a Land Rover isn’t as cut and dry as it is for the other European models on our list. How you use your Land Rover determines when it needs to be tuned up. For example, if you two heavy equipment regularly, your Rover will need tune-ups more frequently than if you don’t. We can customize your tune-up schedule based on your driving habits.


How often a Mercedes-Benz needs to be tuned up depends on its age and engine type. In general, if you drive a 1997 or older Benz, you should have it serviced every 7,500 miles. Those who drive a 1995 or older diesel need to bring their Mercedes into our shop every 5,000 miles. Finally, 1998 and Newer FSS engines also need service every 5,000 miles.


Keep your Porsche speeding down the highway with a service at 10,000 miles and every 10,000 miles after that. As with all service visits, whether your Porsche needs a tune-up at the time will depend on our inspection results. If it does, we’ll tune the car up. If it doesn’t, we’ll perform whatever maintenance is required. It depends on the wear and tear we find.

Who can you trust to tune up your European car? Prestige European Auto Service in Oakland Park and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Call us today at 954-358-4933 or 954-767-6837.

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