Many of us today are keeping our higher mileage vehicles. Replacing a vehicle in today’s market can be quite costly.
Here are some tips for keeping your higher-mileage vehicle on the road:
- Fix any problems immediately. Problems don’t just go away. They usually get worse. As soon as something unusual happens, take your car to your mechanic to have it looked at or repaired right away.
- Choose high-quality replacement parts. If you want to keep your car running, make sure to replace worn out parts of high quality. With parts you will generally get what you pay for.
- Follow your owner’s maintenance manual. Ignoring regular maintenance during your car’s early life will lead to larger problems down the road. Change the oil, check tire pressure, rotate tires and maintain fluids.
- Keep it clean and drive with care. Really important for cars driven during the winter. If the frame rusts, well not much you can do except get rid of the car. The more gently you drive your high mileage car the longer it will last.