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04/12/2017
If your vehicle has been through a lot and now has a high-mileage, this post will help you care for it and ensure it continues working perfectly for even more time. 

How to Maintain a High-Mileage Vehicle

When a person gets older, they start needing different cares and more attention in order to stay healthy. Well, that same principle applies to your vehicle: the more you've used it, the better you need to maintain it if you want it to work properly. If your car has hit the "75k miles" mark, here's a list of things you ought to do to continue driving it seamlessly.

Schedule More Visits to the Mechanic

The key to having a good-looking, efficient vehicle, regardless of its age/mileage, is being diligent with its maintenance. Of course, regular visits to the mechanic are essential in this endeavor.  However, the more you drive your vehicle, the more its parts wear down. That's why, to ensure all is working perfectly, you'll have to schedule more professional inspections for your vehicle.

Switch to High-Mileage Oil

As you may have already noticed, as your vehicle gets older, it starts leaking everywhere. Visiting the mechanic regularly is instrumental in stopping this occurrence. Another approach to this is to switch to high-mileage oil, which will take better care of your vehicle's aging components, and will keep it from creating a big mess everywhere you go.

Buy AMSOIL Premium Protection 10W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil to provide superior lubrication for your high-mileage engine.

Change the Oil Regularly

No matter how old your vehicle is, changing the oil on a regular basis is crucial to smooth out the processes that go on inside the engine, and protect its components from wearing down. Now that your vehicle has been through a lot, the oil change becomes even more vital. Be consistent with it, so your vehicle can give you more.

Inspect the Coolant

If you've had your vehicle for a long time, then you know just how important the coolant system is in order to keep it going. After a significant amount of miles driven, maintaining the cooling system is especially relevant, as overheating can become more common with time and use.

Pay Mind to the Transmission Fluid

Whether your old vehicle is manual or automatic, a functioning transmission system is necessary for you to drive it. However, much like anything else, the transmission system can become useless if it's not cared for properly. Inspect it regularly and change the transmission fluid at the recommended time intervals for its age.

Visit AMSOIL's online store, or call John O Brown at (520) 444-2634 to find the best products for your aging vehicle, including transmission fluid.

Remember the Brake Fluid

Brakes are an integral part of any vehicle. Lest you want your car to be sliding down the road with no signs of stopping, remember to check the brakes regularly, and to change the brake fluid as needed. The replacement needs to happen around once a year to prevent corrosion and wear.

Grease Up the Components

Moving parts inside your vehicle are exposed to great deals of friction. That's why it's necessary to grease them up regularly to lessen the consequences that friction can have (for instance, wear and tear). The wheel, for instance, needs extra care now that the car is older.

Replace Parts as Needed

As mentioned a few times over in this post, the more you use your vehicle, the more its components can wear down and break. The oil filter, the spark plug, among other parts, are meant to be changed every so often. Now that your vehicle has collected quite a few miles, their replacement (as of that of other components), has reached "crucial" status.

Click through AMSOIL's online catalog to buy only the highest quality products for your high-mileage motor.

Wash It Often

Caring for your vehicle's exterior is also important. If you want to have one of those cool-looking older vehicles, you will have to wash it and coat it with a wax often. Regular cleaning sessions can extend its aesthetic appeal, as well as prevent dust and other harmful particles from affecting its appearance and its performance.

Keep an Eye on It

Finally, if you have to look after a new car to notice any imperfections, you need be even more attentive now that your vehicle has been around the block a few times. Moreover, whenever you notice an issue, be sure to tend to it immediately, as waiting can lead to problems that could be expensive to repair.

Call John O Brown at (520) 444-2634 to acquire a top performing, high-mileage, synthetic motor oil in Flagstaff.

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