If you're like us, you love seeing your odometer rack up mileage, cheering as it passes the 100,000 mile mark and other round numbers. But imagine how good it would feel to put over a million miles on your car! Not many cars make it into the "million mile club," but AA Auto Tech can provide you with auto repair, tune-ups and maintenance to keep your car going strong. Here is a look at some of the maintenance tips and tricks from the million mile club you can use to increase your car's longevity.
Keep Your Brakes in Good Repair
One member of the million mile club has replaced the brakes on his car every 100,000 miles. Well-maintained brakes are very important for your safety as a driver as well as for keeping your car running for a long time.
Have Your Oil Changed Routinely
Regular oil changes are a simple and inexpensive way to keep your car running at its best for a long time. Don't overlook this important step! It's a safe bet that the members of the million mile club regularly changed their oil as part of their recipe for success.
Fast take-offs after starting and hard acceleration can be damaging to your car's engine and transmission. When you start the car, wait a few seconds before pulling away to let the oil pump lubricate the engine. Easing to a stop and maintaining moderate speeds are other ways to take good care of your cars so it will take care of you for a long time.
Keep Your Car Clean
Many members of the million mile club are diligent in keeping their cars as clean as possible. Grime build-ups or rust can have a negative impact on your car's health. But keeping your car clean is another simple step you can take to make your car last longer.
Don't Ignore Unusual Noises or Vibrations
Turn down the music every now and then and listen to your car. If there are unusual sounds or vibrations coming from your car, bring it into AA Auto Tech for maintenance. We can take care of all of your engine repair and replacement needs. Let us put our expertise to work for you so that you can make your car last. Who knows, maybe you can be the next member of the million mile club!