Vehicles are vastly more reliable over the past ten years in comparison to the earlier models. Vehicles running close to two hundred thousand miles are much more common and often, expected from their owners. With the proper maintenance, this is definitely achievable. While most people are faithful about getting their oil changes, tires, and brakes changed, there are other items that are critical to do once your vehicle reaches one hundred thousand miles.
The milestones of your vehicle reaching one hundred thousand miles there are going to be quite a few mechanical pieces that should be replaced. This will ensure a smooth operation of your vehicle for the next one hundred thousand miles or beyond. If you haven’t replaced all of the fluids in your vehicle by this point, it is important to make sure that they have been replaced with fresh fluids. This is the bloodline of your vehicle and is extremely critical to prevent larger repair bills.
The belts are what ties the power of the engine to the external components such as the water pump, air condition compressor and the alternator just to name a few. It is important to replace these including your timing belt during this milestone. While the timing belt is expensive and time consuming to replace, not doing it could cause for some untimely repairs and vehicle downtime. While you have the timing belt taken out, it is recommended that you change the water pump as well. Combining these two repairs will make it less expensive than if you were going to do them at the same time. Typically, this is also important that you get a tune up as well. New spark plugs can bring the life back to your engine as long as resetting the firing to your engine.
One of the most important things to remember is by using original manufacturer parts as third party parts may not last for the next run of one hundred thousand miles. Plus if you visit a certified dealer such as Central Avenue Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, & RAM you can be ensured that your vehicle will be correctly repaired the first time.