You can get more than 100,000 miles from your vehicle with these tips

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 at 8:30 am
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How do I make my car last more than 100,000 miles? 

When someone buys a vehicle, that purchase will likely represent a large amount of personal capital tied up into a single asset. It only makes sense that vehicle owners will want their cars, trucks and SUVs to perform as intended for as long as possible. If you’re wondering, ‘How do I make my car last more than 100,000 miles,’ a few Third Coast Auto Group product experts got together to do a little research. It may seem like a complex problem to solve, but it doesn’t take an extensive knowledge of automotive engineering to get the most out of almost any vehicle. Take a look at these tips before you give up on your current vehicle. 

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Maintenance Tips for High-Mileage Cars, Trucks and SUVs 

Give yourself a chance to succeed — If you want a vehicle to give you more than 100,000 miles of service, pick one that is most likely to do that. Not all vehicles are created equally, some are just built better and are famous for lasting forever, at least metaphorically. This is where doing some homework before making a purchase will be very helpful. Additionally, make sure that you look over the vehicle history report for any model that interests you. 

Stay on Schedule — Every vehicle that is for sale at a Third Coast Auto Group will come with an owner’s manual. In that owner’s manual, the manufacturer will clearly lay out exactly what needs to be done in terms of maintenance and when those things need to happen. Following a scheduled maintenance schedule will go a long way toward watching an odometer completely rollover. 

Play the Right Part — When you have your vehicle serviced (hopefully on time) you will want to make sure that whoever does the work uses the right parts. Factory-approved components are built to very exact tolerances that will ensure everything from the engine to the transmission performs as intended. 

If your vehicle is beyond help and it’s time to move on, make an appointment to speak with a Third Coast Auto Group product expert today.