As you and your trusty vehicle approach that significant 90,000-mile mark on the odometer, it's time to take a closer look under the hood. Just like a seasoned athlete needs a special regimen to maintain peak performance, your car requires some extra attention at this milestone. Join us on a journey as we unveil the secrets of the 90K mile service, the pit stop that can keep your car running smoothly for miles to come.
The Basics of A 90K Mile Service
So, what exactly does the 90K mile service consist of? It's not just an arbitrary number; it's a crucial point in your vehicle's life when several vital components and systems need a thorough checkup and, in some cases, replacement. Think of it as a comprehensive health assessment for your car.
Fluid Change & Fill-Up
One of the primary focuses of the 90K mile service is changing and replenishing essential fluids. This includes engine oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, coolant, and power steering fluid. Fresh fluids ensure that your car's vital systems stay lubricated, cooled, and responsive.
Timing Belt or Chain Inspection
Many vehicles have a timing belt or chain that controls the engine's camshaft and crankshaft. A worn-out or damaged timing belt can lead to catastrophic engine failure, so it's crucial to inspect and replace it if necessary.
Spark Plug Replacement
Spark plugs play a key role in igniting the air-fuel mixture in your engine's cylinders. Over time, they wear out and can affect performance and fuel efficiency. Replacing them at 90K miles can restore your engine's power and efficiency.
Air and Fuel Filter Replacement
Clean air and fuel are essential for optimal engine performance. Replacing the air and fuel filters ensures that your engine breathes easily and operates efficiently.
Suspension and Steering Inspection
A thorough check of the suspension and steering components helps identify any wear and tear. Replacing worn-out parts can improve ride comfort and handling.
Brake System Evaluation
Checking the brake pads, rotors, and brake fluid is vital for your safety. No 90K mile service goes without a thorough inspection and service of the brake system - after all, braking without good pads, for example, is almost impossible!
Our team at Auto Excel understands the importance of the 30/60/90K mile services, and we would like to help the vehicles of our community be as reliable and efficient as they can. Book an appointment, and we will see you in the shop!