- Posted by Sanderson Lincoln
- On October 26, 2016
Whether you’re considering purchasing a pre-owned car that has accumulated 100,000 miles or more, or you already own a vehicle with more miles on it than you’d care to openly admit, owning a well-traveled vehicle requires a bit more care and attention than its brand new alternative.
Properly maintaining a vehicle with more than 100,000 miles can be done with advance planning, and when such vehicles are well-maintained, you feel less compelled to rush to the dealership to trade it in. Being aware of what to expect when your odometer clicks past the 100,000 mile mark can help you lay the groundwork for years of further enjoyment of your vehicle.
Much like the human body, your car runs on fluids. As you approach the 100,000 mile mark, though, the fluids in your vehicle may no longer be performing at their peak due to some additives losing their potency over time.
When your vehicle crosses the 100,000 mile threshold, bring it to our dealership to have its fluids checked, drained and replaced. Transmission fluid, coolant and power steering fluid are all essential to your vehicle’s performance. Our mechanics are expertly trained to work on any sealed reservoirs to ensure all fluids are functioning as they should.
Tighten Your Belt
Tightening your belt might be a metaphor for frugality, but when it comes to servicing your car’s belts around the 100,000 mile mark, being frugal isn’t always wise. Even one bad belt can hurt your car’s performance and result in serious problems. If you notice any issues like belt damage or an improper fit, an urgent replacement may be necessary.
Schedule regular maintenance checks to have your vehicle’s belts inspected routinely. We provide an overall inspection of your vehicle as part of our routine oil change and tire rotation appointments. Our commitment to service ensures you will know everything you need to know about your vehicle’s health before you drive away.
Plan for Service
Part of being a responsible car owner is planning regular visits to your local dealership. Make a day of it, and you will keep your vehicle running smoothly for years to come regardless of its mileage.
Pre-planning maintenance for a high-mileage vehicle can help prevent a number of issues common in vehicles that do not undergo regular maintenance. Proactively maintaining your car also allows our mechanics to catch small problems before they become larger, more serious problems.
Contact Sanderson Lincoln to learn more about proper maintenance habits for vehicles with more than 100,000 miles on them. And if you’re looking for a newer car, we’d love to show you our lineup of Lincolns, including the exclusive Black Label series.