High Mileage Service
High Mileage Service at Premier CDJRF
It is important to keep your vehicle maintained, particularly if your vehicle has high mileage. As vehicles get older, there is a greater possibility of parts wearing out, so to prevent a breakdown you need the proper high mileage service to keep your vehicle running longer. Here are some things to consider when you look at maintaining your high-mileage vehicle.
When your odometer hits this mark, you will need to check some components and replace them as needed,
- Combustion chamber
- Brake fluid
- Shocks and struts
- Transmission fluid
- belt tensioner
- O2 sensors
- Decoupler Pullies
- Spark Plugs
Not every vehicle will make it here, typically due to lack of maintenance. If your vehicle has made it this far then congratulations are in order, because you have been keeping up on your vehicle’s maintenance. At this point, however, you will begin to feel the age of the vehicle. Your catalytic converter may be damaged by the gases that get into the combustion chamber. Changing your oil regularly can prevent this issue along with other problems that can arise. At this mark, you will need to check the following components:
- Engine and transmission mounts
- Power steering fluid
- Timing chain tensioners
- MAF sensor
- Drivetrain seals
Very few vehicles will make it this far and only if they had regular maintenance performed to keep your vehicle on the road. If your vehicle has made it this far and you want to keep it, you will want to have these components checked.
- Catalytic converter
You will also need to have the fuel injector cleaned because thousands of gallons of fuel have been flowing through your vehicles for a quarter of a million miles.
What is Regular Maintenance?
You must keep up on maintenance where special components will have been inspected and replaced at regular intervals as your vehicle was used. Regular maintenance is first having your oil changed according to manufacturer recommendations. This is probably the single most important thing you can do for your vehicle because it will reduce wear on the engine and extend your engine’s life.
Check tire pressure regularly and inspect the tread on your tires. Are the wear patterns uniform? Do you have tread depth to keep you riding smoothly and safely? Check your coolant level to help you detect leakage. If your vehicle has a backup camera, clean it regularly for your safety and the safety of those that might be behind you. Add fuel injector cleaner to your fuel about every 3000 miles, or as directed by your service technician or your owner’s manual.
Wax your vehicle regularly to preserve your paint job and prevent rust. Rotate your ties about every 10,000 miles and check all your belts. Have the alignment adjusted as needed, depending on how and where you drive. Be sure you inspect your brakes, check all fluid levels, and clean the battery posts and connections annually at least.
Regular maintenance will keep your engine and various other components functioning longer. It won’t prevent wear and tear on the parts or stop them from needing to be replaced, but proper maintenance can extend your vehicle’s life if you are diligent. Use this guide to help you keep your high-mileage vehicle running smooth or to ensure that your used vehicle from Premier Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM FIAT of New Orleans provides reliable transportation for a long time.