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Tips on How to Maintain a High-Mileage Car

If your car, SUV, or truck has over 100K miles on it, you may be wondering how to keep your high-mileage vehicle running smoothly for the latter half of its expected life. While high-mileage vehicles require more maintenance than newer vehicles, proper care can extend the life of your car and save you lots of money in the long run. Here are the top 5 ways to keep your high-mileage car in good shape.

  • Regular Oil Changes

Routine oil changes are crucial for any vehicle, but even more so for high mileage cars. As your engine ages, it becomes more susceptible to wear and tear, and regular oil changes help to relieve the wear and tear. Consult your owner's manual to determine how often your car needs an oil change, and stick to that schedule.

  • Keep Watch on Fluid Levels

In addition to regular oil changes, it's essential to monitor all of your car's fluid levels, including brake fluid, power steering fluid, and coolant. These liquids should be topped off as needed. Low fluid levels can cause damage to your vehicle's engine and other systems.

  • Replace Worn Out Parts

Some specific parts that may need to be replaced in high-mileage cars include the timing belt, spark plugs, and suspension components. Consult a professional technician to determine which parts need replacing and when.

  • Address Any Issues Quickly

In addition to replacing worn-out parts, it's important to be more cautious of how your vehicle drives so that you can address minor problems early on. High-mileage cars are more susceptible to leaks, vibrations, or unusual noises. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, please bring your car to Rix Automotive.

  • Follow Your Car's Maintenance Schedule

Your vehicle's owner's manual contains a ton of information that will find you helpful, including the recommended maintenance schedule that you should follow closely. By following your automaker's layout, you can ensure that your car is receiving the necessary care to keep it running on the road.

For all your maintenance care needs, please bring your car to the local repair experts at Rix Automotive.