Summer is almost upon us and the last thing you want is your vehicle going kaput in the depth of the heat. If your vehicle is a high mileage vehicle then you need to take extra care. This blog offers some great tips for maintaining your high mileage vehicle.
Keep Your Engine Running Smoothly
Your engine is the integral part of your vehicle so we definitely suggest ensuring your engine runs smoothly by getting a regular oil change. We suggest changing your oil every three months, especially if you have a high mileage vehicle.
We also suggest getting regular tune ups every 30,000 miles. This is what a thorough tune-up should entail:
- Inspecting the distributor cap
- Replacing air and fuel filters
- Installing new spark plugs
- Ensuring your tires are inflated property
- Checking all fluids. This includes engine coolants, brake fluid and power steering fluid too.
Avoid Driving Excessively
It might seem simple, but many experts suggest avoid adding extra miles on to your high mileage vehicle as much as possible. This will cut down on extra and unnecessary wear and tear.
Store Your Vehicle Sensibly
If at all possible, store your vehicle inside your garage as opposed to out on your driveway or street. This avoids damaging the exterior through to harsh weather.
Be Kind to Your Vehicle
Being kind to your vehicle will help maintain it, especially if it’s a high mileage one. So lay off the off-road stuff, if at all possible. And clean your car regularly, both in and out.