My grandmother's 2001 Dodge Stratus with 50k miles was apparently having difficulty starting. She brought it into her mechanic of 35 years, who said it needed a tuneup. What does a tuneup typically entail? He charged 900 dollars for this . I feel like this is excessive; when I had my timing belt and water pump replaced, parts and labor cost me under 500. Before I say anything, however, I want to know what a typical tuneup (assume a major tuneup) would entail.