American Lube Express: Auburndale, Florida Oil Change
||

Highest Trust

Best Value

NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY! We change your oil while you wait

Speed

Lowest Price

Car Care Tips

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Auburndale, FL



The median age for cars in the Auburndale, FL area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At American Lube Express we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise.

If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Auburndale area, bring it into American Lube Express for high-mileage maintenance.
3103 Havendale Blvd
Auburndale, FL 33823
863-967-7719

Many people in FL are keeping their vehicles longer. The economy has influenced that, but the fact that modern vehicles are more durable and reliable means that owning a high mileage vehicle doesn't have to be a painful experience.

Local car owners in Auburndale with over 100,000 miles on their vehicles often ask which service intervals they should follow. Let's start with the special needs of the older vehicle...

The reality is that time and mileage will take its toll. The engine and transmission will have more sludge. The fuel, steering and brake systems will have gum and varnish built up. There'll be more dirt and contaminants in the fuel tank. Corrosion and deposits in the cooling system. And seals and gaskets will start to dry out.

All of this, plus normal wear and tear, means that the engine might not be as strong as new, so it just has to work harder to get the job done.

So we need to compensate. Consider high-mileage formulations for oil changes, transmission service, etc. These special formulations contain additives that condition the seals and gaskets to prevent leaks. They also have more detergents to clean sludge and other deposits. They cost a bit more, but they're worth it.

In general, if an auto service was recommended every 15,000 miles when the car was new, you should continue to get the service done every 15,000 miles.

Talk with your Auburndale service advisor at American Lube Express about the condition of your engine. See if he thinks you should adjust your auto service intervals for oil changes or other auto maintenance to account for the older engine working harder.

Expect the oil filter to get dirty faster. Same goes for the fuel filter. And some leaks are to be expected so you need to keep a closer eye on fluid levels.

If anything, following recommended service intervals for your vehicle is more important in a higher mileage vehicle. Skipping oil changes or other services can lead to problems much more quickly than with a newer vehicle.

So, have your Auburndale auto service advisor at American Lube Express help you with an assessment of your older car or truck. If you haven't gotten around to a fuel system cleaning, or replacing power steering or brake fluid, a differential service or transmission service – it's time to start taking care of those things. It'll help keep you on the road for many more happy miles.

American Lube Express
3103 Havendale Blvd
Auburndale, FL 33823
863-967-7719
http://www.americanlubeexpress.com

Latest Posts

Categories

Automotive News
Cabin Air Filter
Cooling System
Dashboard
Diagnostics
Diesel Maintenance
Differential Service
Drive Train
Emergency Items
Exhaust
Fluids
Fuel Economy
Fuel System
Headlamps
Inspection
Keys to a long lasting vehicle
Maintenance
Monitoring System
Older Vehicles
Parts
Safety
Serpentine Belt
Service Intervals
Service Standards
Shocks & Struts
Steering
Suspension
Timing Belt
Tires and Wheels
Transmission

Archives

February
January
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016