What car maintenance is necessary at 100,000 miles?

At 100,000 miles, what car maintenance is necessary to keep your vehicle running smoothly? I'm familiar with most types of routine car repairs such as tire rotations and oil changes. However, I just bought my first new car, and I fully plan on taking it to 100,000 miles.

“When you reach 100,000 miles on your car, you’ll want to do the following maintenance:
  • System flushes and liquid replacement
  • Spark plug replacements
  • Inspection and possible replacement of exhaust system, timing belts, and water pump
  • Brake inspection
  • Possibly new tires
  • Switch out all filters
Your used car warranty or car insurance probably won’t cover this type of maintenance, so be prepared to use your maintenance budget or pay out of pocket with your savings.
As you budget for car ownership, don’t forget to plan for car insurance. Insurance can be a costly aspect of owning a vehicle, but it doesn’t have to be.
While insurance might not be considered maintenance, it does help payout in the event of an accident, saving you money when you need to repair your car. If you want help shopping for the best coverage at the lowest price, try using the Jerry app. Jerry compares rates from the top providers and delivers the best deals to your phone in minutes. And the best part–it’s free to shop for insurance with Jerry.”
Eric Schad
Answered on Aug 30, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.

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