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Trend is for people to keep cars longer

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Most drivers want to get as many miles out of their car as possible. While some might limit their cars to 75,000 miles, it’s not surprising to find motorists who want to push their cars to the limit and reach the 150,000 mile milestone and beyond. However, high-mileage cars certainly present a number of different challenges compared to lesser-used vehicles, but according to AutoMD.com, with some smart upkeep, there’s no reason why you can’t push your car to the limit.  We work hard at making all our cars at Norton last as long as they can.  I have tried to put a few ideas in here to help anyone that has or may get a higher mileage vehicle so you can get the most out of it and make it last.

Perhaps the most important thing to remember if you’re behind the wheel of a car with a lot of miles is that you can’t ignore regular service. In fact, some experts say that making sure you’re keeping up with maintenance is more important than ever. Specifically, you should still change the oil every 3,000 to 5,000 miles and also pay special attention to your brakes.  In some of our higher mileage cars we also do engine flushes when they get over 90,000 miles, its a nice way to push all the old junk out and get some nice fresh fluids in your vehicle.

Although your car may be over the 100,000 mile mark, it doesn’t’ mean you should ignore how it looks. In particular, older cars’ finish are more susceptible to sustaining damage from the elements, which could lead to troublesome rust. To ensure your aged car doesn’t fall victim to such a fate, either park your car in a garage or purchase a cover to protect it.  Rust spots are easy to cover up with things like touch up paint (if they are small) or even a paint job if there is a lot of rust.  Maaco and places like that can make you car shine.

It almost goes without saying that tires are an especially important component to a car, but this is especially true in one that has been around longer than others. Not only can under-inflated and worn down tires create a less-than-ideal drive, they can also be dangerous. Drivers should always make sure their tires have enough air in them, and experts also suggest rotating and balancing them whenever you get your oil changed. Additionally, regularly checking for uneven wear is a must.

I hope this helps some of you with your vehicles and you can get them to last for over 150,000 miles.  The longer your car last, the better of an investment it was for you !!

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