Does your truck have a ton of miles on its odometer? Check out these tips for high-mileage used truck maintenance so you can keep driving your Chevy for many years to come.
Stay on top of oil changes
Regular oil changes are essential for any vehicle — especially a high mileage used truck. Clean oil safeguards the engine against heat and friction. If your engine has clocked over 75,000 miles, the experts at College Chevrolet Buick will provide it with specialized high mileage oil, which is designed to last longer, mitigate leaks, and cut back on emissions.
Clean the fuel system
A well-maintained fuel system is essential for your vehicle’s longevity. Clogged fuel injectors won’t deliver the proper mix of air and gasoline to your engine, resulting in diminished performance and more stress on your truck’s engine. While supplementing your vehicle with a fuel system additive can help, it’s best to have this critical system inspected and serviced by the expert technicians at College Chevrolet Buick.
Older vehicles need to be aligned more often to ensure proper traction, optimal efficiency, and a smooth ride. Alignment can even help your truck’s tires last longer. Consider requesting an alignment every time you bring your used truck in for an oil change at the College Chevrolet Buick service center.
Check under the hood
At least once a month, pop your truck’s hood and inspect the fluids, hoses, and belts. Top off any fluids that you notice are low, but if they’re discolored or gritty, bring your vehicle to our service center to have them flushed and replaced. It’s also a good idea to inspect the truck’s hoses and belts for cracks, leaks, and other signs of damage.
If you’re not sure where to start with repairs, feel free to schedule an appointment at our Service Department at College Chevy Buick in Albion, Michigan.