With proper maintenance and regular servicing, most vehicles can stand the test of time. It’s no secret that your high mileage car requires a bit more TLC than a newer vehicle. If your vehicle already has 75,000 to 100,000, your goal may be to increase its life cycle by another 100,000. If you stick to a service schedule and stay on top of any recommended care and services, your vehicle can remain reliable for several years. Below are a few simple tips that will help extend the life of your high mileage vehicle.
- The key is to stick to a regular service schedule. With commuting and summer road trips, your vehicle will rack up many miles. Your owner’s manual will have recommendations on the best mileage periods to get serviced, but if you no longer have it, your trusted automotive expert can advise you. A routine vehicle check-up is meant to catch any potential issues that may need to be fixed before it becomes a costly problem. Regular check-ups help maintain your vehicle’s fluid levels, replace air filters, change brake pads if required, and spark plugs.
- Your tires are just as essential as any other significant component, yet they are often taken for granted. Proper tire pressure is just as necessary as a healthy engine. Care for your car by keeping a tire gauge in your vehicle. This will make you more likely to check your tire pressure regularly. When your tire pressure is adequately set, you have better handling and an increase in fuel savings. Also, touch basis with your automotive technician on wheel balancing and alignments if you suspect your vehicle may need one.
- Don’t skip out on your regularly scheduled oil changes. Oil changes help keep your engine in its healthiest condition by coating and protecting your essential engine parts. Once your vehicle has 75,000 miles, it will need a special high mileage oil to minimize leaks, oil consumption, and future wear and tear.
- Be a little gentler with your vehicle. Try not to slam on your brakes, avoid potholes, and take your time handling any turns. Try not to put your car under unnecessary stress.
- Keep your vehicle washed and clean. If you don’t have time to clean your vehicle yourself, a trip through the car wash would be perfect. Cleaning your vehicle protects the paint, prevents rust, and battles the aging process. Don’t forget to give the inside of your car a bit of love as well. Make sure to wipe down the windows and clean the carpets.
- Ensure that any of your vehicle’s broken or worn out parts are replaced. It’s always best to choose higher quality parts. When it comes to vehicle parts, you get what you paid for.
If you have a high mileage vehicle that needs servicing, bring it into German Motors today.