Making It Past the 100,000 Mile Mark
Making it past the 100,000 mile mark on your vehicle’s odometer is a momentous occasion in the life of an auto owner. Of course, no driver gets to the 100,000 milestone without showing their vehicle a little tender, loving care. So whether you have been driving six-digits for quite some time or are slowly climbing toward that glorious peak, heed the following tips for making it past the 100,000 mile mark from Mazda of Lodi.
As is often the case when it comes to car care, the most obvious answers happen to be what’s best for business. Vehicles that are purchased brand new will always include a recommended maintenance schedule put together by the automaker as a handy guide for drivers looking to take appropriate upkeep measures at appropriate times. Following the schedule with diligence is one of the best ways to make it past the 100,000 mile mark.
The next best practice for extending vehicle life brings us to the all-familiar O-word. Changing oil as often as is necessary is an important measure that works toward maintaining engine integrity. Thanks to the use of synthetic oils in many new automobiles, the classic 3,000-mile oil change interval has now turned into 5,000-mile or more.
In addition to caring for your engine with fresh oil, making it past the 100,000 mile mark requires paying the transmission a bit of attention as well. Like an engine, transmissions work under hot and stressful conditions. If you notice your car’s transmission shifting earlier or later than normal, it’s good to have a service technician give it a look. The issue may just be low transmission fluid and hopefully not some other type of more serious issue.
With a staff of trained Mazda service specialists, Mazda of Lodi is always happy to help local drivers make it past the 100,000 mile mark. Click to address any known service needs with Mazda of Lodi’s appointment scheduler, or call the dealership directly to speak with the service staff today.