In celebration of National Odometer Day, we figured that it would be fun to put together a little post on the different services and maintenance that you should be doing as you hit certain mileage intervals. We’ve found a lot of info out there that covers the first 50,000 to 60,000 miles or so, but what do you do beyond that for car maintenance? If you’re searching for some auto maintenance for high mileage vehicles, here are some tips for you.
High Mileage Car Maintenance Tips
If you’re driving a high mileage car then congratulations! Not all vehicles make it past 100,000, 150,000 or 200,000 miles — especially for those who skip routine maintenance. Ultimate, the best way to keep your vehicle in great shape is probably to keep doing what you’re doing — going to get your vehicle serviced routinely. That means getting an oil change when you need it, getting new tires when you need them, and brakes — instead of putting them off. Of course, you should also ask our service people what else might need replacing or inspection as well. Below we’ve included a maintenance chart to help you know when you should have routine service done! You can also click on it to see an enlarged version.
How to keep a high mileage vehicle looking nice
Some older cars begin to show their age, while others could almost pass for new — but how exactly to you keep a high mileage vehicle looking nice through the years? We recommend washing and waxing it on a regular basis, as well as cleaning the interior. Don’t have time to do that? Let us know when you bring your car in for an oil change and we can add vehicle detailing!
Take it easy on the gas pedal
It might sound like common sense that you shouldn’t really slam down the gas pedal in everyday driving, but this goes double for a high mileage vehicle. Fast driving, hitting the occasional curb, breaking hard and other things can stress a vehicle, and too much stress can lead to things going wrong with it — especially if it is already up there in age and miles.
Do you know the secret to making a vehicle last forever? Share your own personal success stories with us! Remember, you can always call our service center or stop in and have a conversation with us about vehicle maintenance.