What Is the Average Cost of a Complete Tune-up of a Vehicle?

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For a minimal tune-up, a car owner should expect to pay from $40 to $150, as of 2015. This usually includes replacing the spark plugs and taking a close look at the spark plug wires.

For a standard tune-up, which includes replacing spark plugs, rotors, wires, air filters and more, a person should expect to pay anywhere from $200 to $800. This type of tune-up also usually includes changing the oil, checking emissions and ignition systems and doing a full computer diagnosis of the system. The total cost of the tune-up greatly depends on the type of parts needed and the hourly rate of labor. This ranges from $40 to $150 an hour, depending on where the work is done.