High Mileage (over 100,000 miles) Service Recommendations

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High Mileage (over 100,000 miles) Service Recommendations

Last week, we wrote about a typical 100,00 mile service for your vehicle, as well as some routine maintenance you can expect to perform around this mileage. The average vehicle in the United States is about 11.5 years old, meaning that more vehicles are accumulating mileage well beyond 100,000. The key to keeping any vehicle going after reaching 100,000 miles is routine maintenance and inspections.

Generally, if a vehicle reaches over 100,000 miles, the owner has kept up to date with routine care and maintenance. Regardless of what routine services the vehicle has had, it is important to remain vigilant about performing maintenance on time, especially in a vehicle with high mileage. Every vehicle and situation is different, and everything on our list below may not apply to your car – However, after 100,000 miles, it is important to get your car checked out every few months by a professional. Parts do wear out, especially after 100,000 miles — you may need a routine tune up or replacement. Some repairs are best if caught early, and can cause greater damage to your vehicle if they fail or break.

Today, Neal’s Garage would like to give some service recommendations for high mileage vehicles over 100,000 miles.

At around 150,000 miles, Neal’s Garage makes the following service recommendations. Some are repeats from our 100,000 mile service recommendation and only applicable if they were not yet serviced, replaced, etc.

Bring your vehicle to a mechanic to diagnose the following:

  • Spark Plugs
  • Decoupler Pulleys
  • O2 Sensors
  • A/C Compressor Clutch
  • Belt Tensioner
  • Coolant
  • Alignment
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Filters
  • Shocks and Struts
  • Brake Fluid
  • Combustion Chamber

You should also continue to keep up with routine oil changes and fluid checks.

At around 200,000 miles, Neal’s Garage has the following service recommendations. Some are repeated from previous lists and only applicable if not previously replaced or otherwise serviced.

Bring your vehicle to us to check out the following:

  • Drivetrain seals
  • MAF Sensor
  • Headlights
  • Timing Chain Tensioners
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Engine and Transmission Mounts
  • A/C
  • Catalytic Converter
  • Fuel Injector Cleaning
  • Chassis Inspection

We hope we were able to answer some questions about services for cars over 100,000 miles. Neal’s Garage is available to help with all of your high mileage services and other vehicle needs. We can diagnose any and all of the above listed parts (or whatever other problems you may be having) and give you personalized recommendations based on your situation and vehicle.

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