Omaha Auto Repair Tip: Today’s Vehicles Last Longer – But Maintenance Matters
OMAHA, Neb – Susan Stern — Interestingly, today’s vehicles are built better and last longer than those made in the 90s and years prior. “Vehicles use to be destined for the junk yard at around 100,000 miles. As long as you get some serious maintenance on your vehicle, your car or truck could last close to 200,000 miles or more,” said John Stern, owner of Sparks Computerized Car Care, an Omaha auto repair shop specializing in vehicle inspection, maintenance and repair for most makes & models, located at 84th and K.
Protect, Inspect, Replace
100,000 Mile Mark
So, if your odometer reads 90,000 to 100,000 miles, Stern recommends you commit to scheduling an appointment and spend the necessary dollars to keep your vehicle running right to keep it performing well for a long, long time.
At this mark, most manufacturers recommend timing belt replacement, draining, cleaning and replenishing of a multitude of fluids such as transmission, differential and brake fluids.
Sparks Omaha Neb vehicle repair shop owner John Stern also suggests that both rubber components and spark plugs be replaced because they deteriorate over time, primarily around 100,000 miles. If you decline to replace the timing belt, as most manufacturers advise, your engine may suffer from catastrophic, internal engine failure. You may be forced to purchase a new engine – one of the most expensive replacements on any vehicle. Yes. Spark plug replacement protects your investment
Omaha Spark Plugs Replacement | Today’s Better
A note about today’s better parts. “Most manufacturers now use platinum spark plugs. That is a good thing – they last longer. Gone are the days that spark plugs need replacing at 20,000-30,000 miles. Platinum-made spark plugs have a long life, they typically last 100,000 miles, notes Stern.
Omaha Vehicle Inspection
Inspect to protect. This is key. Very few Omaha Neb automotive repair shops offer advanced diagnosis and inspection like Sparks. “You really need ASE-certified technicians like us to provide thorough, advanced diagnostics. Again, we recommend a full vehicle inspection at 90,000-100,000 miles including looking at the brakes and tires, too,” emphasized Stern.
Spread Out Maintenance
Replacing key vehicle parts around the 100,000 mark is a necessity. “Some of this stuff can get kinda pricey. But it can also be split up over a period of a year, for instance. You can start doing maintenance items at 90,000 and finish at 110,000 miles.”
“Some cars live longer than 200,000. It is all a matter of how you maintain them. While inspections and replacement of parts may be a sizable investment, it certainly beats replacing the entire car or vehicle engine – where costs can be astronomical. Diagnosis and replacement of parts potentially ensures another trouble-free 100,000 miles out of your car or truck,” stressed Stern. Sparks offers Omaha vehicle engine repairs.
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