100,000 Mile Service Recommendations

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100,000 Mile Service Recommendations

Though every component of your car has a different maintenance schedule, and these will vary by the make, model, and year of you vehicle, there are some general guidelines of service for high mileage vehicles – especially those that are at 100,000 miles or above. This week we will be writing about a 100,000 service checklist, or what you should be most focused on to keep your high mileage vehicle in top working condition.

There is a simple way to determine the maintenance schedule for your vehicle – most car manuals have this schedule, which runs well over 100,000 miles! If you have a newer car, its maintenance schedule is built into the internal computer and a blinking light on the dashboard or a beep will alert you when maintenance needs to be performed.

To take the best care of your high mileage vehicle, you should be knowledgable about when to perform routine maintenance, and what symptoms might indicate maintenance is needed. Neal’s Garage recommends routine oil changes and fluid checks, especially for vehicles with over 100,000 miles. We also recommend that some components of your vehicle are replaced before you begin to notice a problem – Because, if a belt breaks or the water pump fails, you could cause a lot of damage to your vehicle. Typically around the 100,000 to 110,000 mile mark, many cars require some type of tune up.

We suggest you bring your vehicle to a professional mechanic at Neal’s Garage at around 100,000 miles and get the following inspected:

  • Brakes, brake lines, hoses, and connections
  • Drive belts, boots, seals, and drive shaft
  • Exhaust system
  • All of your fluid levels
  • Fuel lines, hoses, and connections
  • Steering, suspension, tie rods ends
  • Parking brake
  • Water Pump
  • Spark Plugs

As we mentioned above, we may recommend the replacement of some components of your vehicle before they are completely worn out. Typically, with a high mileage service, Neal’s Garage might recommend some of the following routine replacements:

  • Transmission Fluid
  • Brake Fluid
  • Coolant
  • Timing Belt
  • Spark Plugs
  • Water Pump

While these are some relatively common replacements Neal’s Garage encounters at around 100,000 miles, every car is different and your car may require a different service. To keep your high mileage vehicle in the best working condition, you should bring it to a qualified mechanic at Neal’s Garage for a checkup today!

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