What do I need to do for my high mileage vehicle?
Kraus Automotive Answer:
drivers ask this question at Kraus Automotive a lot more these days. The median age for vehicles on roads is now over 11 years. Regardless of your reason for keeping your vehicle around, the good news for drivers is that it’s capable of going 150,000 to 200,000 miles (or 250,000 to 3500,000 kilometers) or more with proper care and professional automotive service at Kraus Automotive.
Here are some tips from Kraus Automotive on how to make your car last:
- First, drivers should follow all of their regularly scheduled maintenance routines. Things like oil changes, transmission and cooling system service are for avoiding damage. This reduces your overall cost for keeping your vehicle for a long time.
- Next, regular inspections are critical for drivers. Look, those parts are starting to get old and will become worn out the more you drive. Thorough inspections of various systems will uncover things that are nearing the end of their service life, like suspension, brake and steering components. Replacing worn parts early not only prevents breakdowns but relieves stress on related components so they will last longer as well.
- Another thing for drivers to consider is the use of special high mileage fluid formulations. For example, high mileage engine oil has special additives that condition those old seals and gaskets. It also has extra detergents to help keep that older vehicle engine clean inside. High mileage oil, transmission fluid, etc., costs a little more but can really head off some of the problems that are typical of older vehicles.
- One last thing for drivers would be to consult with your friendly and knowledgeable pros at Kraus Automotive about the overall condition of your vehicle and your driving routines. It may be advisable to follow your vehicle’s severe service schedule.
- Even with the occasional unexpected repair associated with an older vehicle, you can still enjoy good, reliable transportation if you take good care of your ride.
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