Whether you’ve just purchased a used Ford car or have owned your current model for years, at some point your car will become a high-mileage vehicle. Fortunately, our team of car care experts at Dean Arbour Ford of Alpena can show you exactly what you can do to keep your high-mileage car running at peak performance even in its old age.

What constitutes a high-mileage vehicle? While the specific number can change depending on who you ask, we consider any vehicle with over 70,000 miles a high-mileage vehicle. At this point, your car is nearing the 100,000-mile mark, when repairs start becoming more expensive and components may need to be replaced.

Fortunately, you can prevent bank-breaking repairs with regular service and maintenance. For high-mileage vehicles, we recommend that drivers stay on top of regular oil changes and invest in high-mileage motor oil, which is far more efficient than standard grade oil and can reduce the amount of smog emitted by your engine. Rotating your tires on a regular basis can make a huge difference as well, as doing so allows each tire to wear evenly. Once your odometer has exceeded the 100,000-mile mark, we also recommend that you keep a close eye on your transmission. Like all vehicle components, your transmission doesn’t last forever, so regularly changing your transmission fluid can help you prolong the life of this essential piece of machinery.

Just because your car is reaching the high-mileage point doesn’t mean you should settle for mediocre performance. Our Ford service experts at Dean Arbour Ford of Alpena have earned a reputation for providing top-notch service work. We’ll go the extra mile to keep your high-mileage engine running smoothly. Stop by our Ford service center near Ossineke, MI today!