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Reviving Your Vehicle at 90,000 Miles - Essential Maintenance Tasks

Reviving Your Vehicle at 90,000 Miles - Essential Maintenance Tasks | Gil's Garage Inc.

Ah, the 90,000-mile mark. A pivotal moment in the life of your faithful vehicle. As your car hits this milestone, it's time to give it some extra TLC to keep it running smoothly for miles to come. 

What exactly should you focus on to ensure your vehicle's continued performance and longevity? Let's dive into the crucial car maintenance tasks you should undertake after crossing the 90K mark.

Inspecting the Vital Systems

As your vehicle ages, its various components undergo wear and tear, requiring thorough inspection and maintenance. Start under the hood by checking essential systems such as the engine, transmission, and cooling system. Look for signs of leaks, worn-out belts, and cracked hoses. Addressing these issues promptly can prevent costly repairs down the road and keep your car running efficiently.

Fluid Exchange

Fluids are the lifeblood of your vehicle, providing lubrication, cooling, and hydraulic assistance to vital components. By the time your car reaches 90,000 miles, it's crucial to refresh these fluids to maintain optimal performance. 

Schedule a comprehensive fluid exchange service, including engine oil, transmission fluid, coolant, brake fluid, and power steering fluid. Clean, properly lubricated systems ensure your vehicle's continued reliability and longevity.

Timing Belt Replacement

One of the most critical maintenance tasks around the 90,000-mile mark is the replacement of the timing belt. This rubber belt synchronizes the rotation of the engine's camshaft and crankshaft, ensuring precise timing of the engine's valves. 

Over time, the timing belt can deteriorate, leading to catastrophic engine damage if it fails. Don't overlook this essential maintenance task – schedule a timing belt replacement to avoid the risk of costly repairs and potential engine failure.

Suspension and Steering

As your vehicle racks up miles, its suspension and steering components can experience wear and tear, affecting ride comfort and handling. Inspect the shocks, struts, springs, and steering linkage for signs of damage or excessive wear. 

Worn-out suspension components can lead to poor stability, uneven tire wear, and compromised safety. Addressing these issues through timely maintenance can restore your vehicle's ride quality and handling performance.

Electrical System Check

The electrical system plays a crucial role in modern vehicles, powering everything from the starter motor to the infotainment system. As your car surpasses 90,000 miles, it's wise to conduct a thorough check of the electrical system. Test the battery, alternator, and starter motor for proper function and voltage output. Replace worn-out components and ensure proper electrical connections to prevent starting issues and electrical failures.

Mile services and all other procedures your car might need are all in one place - Gil's Garage Inc.! We are the local solution for all things car-related.

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