Americans spend an average of ten hours and fifty minutes in their vehicle every week. By the time the odometer reaches 100,000 miles, you’ve taken in a lot of memories in your vehicle. If your vehicle’s nostalgic value and the high cost of buying a new vehicle are making people hold onto their vehicle well past its due date, you are not alone. People are holding on to their vehicles longer than ever before. The average ages of vehicles on the road are around twelve and a half years, a record high number.
Just wait… Today’s vehicles are built for the long haul. Consistent maintenance is the key to their long lives. If you plan on keeping your vehicle for years to come, it’s time to invest some capital in your vehicle to be sure it lasts. Retaining your vehicles maintenance is going to go a long way to avoiding unanticipated and expensive vehicle repairs down the road.
The professionals at Rov-N-Techs can help you get prepared for your 100,000-mile maintenance plan. Rov-N-Techs is a one-stop shop for overall automotive repair and maintenance. Our independently owned and operated service center creates a customer experience that results in satisfaction and devotion.
Here’s what to expect at this milestone service.
Replace the Timing Belt
Replacing your vehicle’s timing belt is vital to extending its lifespan. The timing belt controls the camshaft and crankshaft for keeping your engine running smoothly. A lot of vehicle manufacturers suggest getting the timing belt replaced just around 100,000 miles. An impaired timing belt can be the cause of expensive damage to your vehicle’s engine, so it’s important to replace it prior to that happening.
You can determine if the timing belt is going bad when you feel rough idling, your engine misfiring, or a decrease in oil pressure. Getting to your timing belt is difficult and is very time-consuming. Purchasing a new timing belt ranges in cost from three to five hundred dollars, subject to the make and model of your vehicle.
Flush the Fluids
Your vehicle’s fluids break down as the vehicle gets older. It’s wise to flush your fluids out at this time and replace the oil, antifreeze, brake, transmission, and power steering fluids.
Test the Brakes
At this stage, you’ve probably had to replace the brake pads. At your 100,000-mile scheduling, the technician is going to look and see if they are required to be replaced again. It’s also wise to make sure your rotors are not worn out should you have disc brakes. When your vehicle shakes when you depress the brakes, it’s probably time to get your rotors either resurfaced or replaced.
Replace Shock Absorbers
At about 100,000 miles, your vehicle’s shock absorbers are going to begin to wear out. The shock absorbers are vital part of your vehicle’s suspension and guarantees your vehicle’s tires are in continual contact with the road. Replacing them is going to improve driving performance and help your vehicle’s tires wear equally.
Apart from flushing your steering fluid, the technician is going to evaluate your vehicle’s steering components to be sure they are in great shape at this maintenance inspection.
Examine Spark Plugs
Your technician is going to take a close look at your spark plugs to be sure none of them are worn out and need to be replaced. Copper spark plugs are required to be replaced around 20,000 miles, whereas platinum and iridium spark plugs are designed to last around 100,000 miles. Installing a new set of spark plugs can increase gas mileage, which is particularly important as the cost of gas continues to hit record levels.
Rov-N-Techs performs all factory recommended services on Land Rovers & Jaguars at affordable prices! Master Technicians, Joe Caraway and Kevin Curtis worked at Land Rover of North Scottsdale for 10 years before opening their own shop in 2006 under the name of “Rover Techs”. Now known as “Rov-N-Techs” Joe and Kevin offer over 35 years of combined Land Rover experience. Contact us today!