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At What Mileage Do Cars Start Having Issues?

Driving a high-mileage vehicle definitely comes with uncertainty. If you haven't been proactive about your vehicle's maintenance, you may be starting to notice some issues with your vehicle or fear that you'll need a major repair soon. The truth is, many modern vehicles actually last a lot longer than we think when taken care of properly. A high mileage vehicle is typically considered any car that is past 100,000 miles. However, many vehicles last well above 200,000 miles. So, at what mileage do vehicles start seeing the most problems? 

The answer is, it truly depends on the make, model, and year of your vehicle. However, the following issues are typically seen with higher mileage vehicles: 

  • Transmission failure which can happen around 100,000 miles
  • Needing a new battery
  • New brake pads
  • A new set of tires
  • Fuel pump failure which can happen if you often drive on a low tank of gas
  • Water pump failure which typically occurs between 60,000 to 90,000 miles
  • Timing belt replacement around 60,000 miles
  • High-mileage oil changes may be necessary after a certain point

These are just some of the issues you may encounter with a high mileage vehicle. However, there are many ways in which you can extend the life of your car and ensure that it keeps running without any major issues. Here are some of the ways which you can maintain your car: 

  • Take care of any issues with your vehicle as soon as you notice them in order to prevent certain problems from progressing and getting worse
  • Only have your mechanic use high-quality parts when performing repairs
  • Follow your vehicle's recommended maintenance and services as outlined by the manufacturer
  • Keep the interior and exterior clean
  • Drive safely and smartly 

We hope that these tips will help you better understand how you can make the most out of your high-mileage vehicle. If your vehicle needs any type of service or repair, know that you can trust the experts here at Oswald Service. Give us a call or stop by today!