How to make a high mileage car last longer

Bidvest Insurance outlines how you can make your high mileage car last longer.

You use your car daily to get you wherever you need to be. Over time, your car will begin to gain mileage. A high mileage car needs proper maintenance and care. Read on to find out how you can make your high mileage car last longer.

What is a high mileage car? 

A high mileage car is a car that has driven a long distance. A car is usually classified as “high mileage” after driving over 100,000 kilometres. High mileage cars do have some wear and tear, but can still drive for many kilometres.

Tips to make your high mileage car last longer

Regular maintenance and services

The key to making any car last longer is with regular maintenance and services. By keeping on top of your car maintenance, you can prevent small issues from becoming bigger. Getting your car serviced at least once a year can help to identify any minor issues. This will help you fix any minor issues before they become major problems. Car maintenance is not only important for the longevity of your car, but also for your safety on the road.

Check your fluid levels

It’s important to keep an eye on your car’s fluid levels. Check the oil, coolant, transmission, and power steering fluid levels every few months. Always ensure they are at the appropriate levels. Low fluid levels can cause major damage to the engine and other components.

Replace worn parts

High mileage cars are more likely to have worn parts. This includes parts such as:

  • Brake pads.
  • Tyres.
  • Suspension components.

It’s important to have these parts inspected and replaced to ensure your car runs the way it should. 

Look out for warning signs

Keep a look out for any early warning signs. If you notice anything unusual be sure to get your car looked at by a mechanic. Some warning signs may include:

  • Unusual noises.
  • Vibrations.
  • Warning lights on your dashboard.

Ignoring these warning signs could lead to more serious and expensive repairs.

Avoid reckless driving

The way you drive affects how long your car will last. Reckless driving can put unnecessary stress on your car’s components. Try to avoid excessive speeding or sudden braking. 

Get a Mechanical Warranty

Having Mechanical Warranty for your car can protect you from some costly bills. A mechanical or electrical breakdown could happen at any time. Unexpected breakdowns put a huge dent in your budget. That’s why it’s important to have Mechanical Warranty.

With a Mechanical Warranty from Bidvest Insurance, you can extend the life of your car. Bidvest Insurance covers both new and used cars. We calculate your premium based on your specific vehicle model, age, and mileage. 

With a Mechanical Warranty, you get cover for:

  • Gearboxes.
  • Engine components.
  • Steering mechanisms.
  • Braking systems.
  • Suspensions.
  • Fuel systems.

Protect yourself from budget-breaking breakdowns with a Mechanical Warranty from Bidvest Insurance.

Cover for you and for your car.

Bidvest Insurance offers a wide range of insurance products to meet both your personal and vehicular needs.

Insurance options for you:

  • Cyber Rescue
  • Panic Alert
  • Legal Angel
  • Personal Accident Insurance

Insurance options for your car:

  • Scratch and Dent
  • Tyre Angel
  • Theftbuster Plus
  • Warranty
  • Driver Assist
  • Key Angel

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