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1972 Cadillac Coupe De Ville

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100,000 Miles is Easier Than Ever!

By Dean Benson

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Now Cars Reach 100,000 miles and beyond with only normal, affordable maintenance. In days gone by, hitting the 100k-mile mark on a car’s odometer might have been seen as a significant milestone, signaling the inevitable demise of the vehicle’s reliability and performance. However, in today’s auto landscape, reaching this milestone is common, often just the beginning of a car’s lifespan. With proper maintenance and care, modern vehicles are easily surpassing the 100k-mile mark without major issues, providing both reliability and better affordability for their owners.

Advancements in Engineering and Manufacturing: One of the primary reasons cars are lasting longer is the advancement in engineering and manufacturing techniques. Modern vehicles are built with higher quality materials, more durable components, and improved technology, leading to increased longevity and reliability. From stronger engines to more resilient transmissions, today’s cars are designed to withstand the rigors of daily driving for much longer periods.

Regular Maintenance: Regular oil changes, fluid flushes, tire rotations, and other routine maintenance tasks are essential for keeping the car running smoothly. The manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule, is how owners can address potential issues before they become serious problems. Most cars today will “tell” you when maintenance is needed, with lights or messages!

The Importance of Fluids and Filters: Fluids such as oil, coolant, and transmission fluid are the lifeblood of a vehicle, providing lubrication, cooling, and hydraulic pressure to various components. Over time, these fluids break down and become less effective. Regularly replacing fluids and filters ensures that systems remain clean and properly lubricated, reducing wear and tear on parts and prolonging lifespan.

Attention to Detail: Beyond routine maintenance, paying attention to small details can also make a big difference in a car’s longevity. Keeping the vehicle clean, both inside and out, helps prevent corrosion and deterioration of the exterior and interior components. Additionally, addressing minor issues promptly, such as strange noises or warning lights, can prevent them from escalating into more significant problems later on. In other words, fix it soon!

The Role of Technology: Advancements in auto technology have also contributed to the longevity of modern vehicles. Features such as electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, and advanced driver-assistance systems not only enhance safety but also help prevent accidents and reduce wear. Furthermore, diagnostic tools and onboard computers allow technicians to identify and address issues more accurately, minimizing downtime and repair costs.

The Economic Side of Better Longevity: From a money-wise standpoint, extending the life of a vehicle makes sound economic sense. With the average cost of a new car steadily rising, keeping a well-maintained vehicle on the road for longer can save owners thousands of dollars in depreciation and financing costs.

So In the end: The notion of cars being disposable after reaching the 100,000-mile mark is becoming outdated. With advancements in engineering, manufacturing, maintenance practices, and technology, modern vehicles are capable of lasting well beyond this milestone with little trouble.

Here are some links to things that can help you!

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Protect yourself and your auto with a
3 Channel Dash Cam

Record your drive and maybe even save yourself a ton of court costs!

Need charging options for your vehicle? Here you go!

USB Outlet Panel 36W USB C and Dual QC 3.0 18W Car USB Port Charger Socket with Button Switch, Waterproof 3 USB Power Outlet DIY Car Bus RV Truck

USB Port Charger

Car Headrest Backseat Organizer

Keep riders and kids organized, less clutter, less worry!

Premium Leather Car Seat Gap Filler

Stop losing "stuff" between your seats AND have more room for phones, glasses, etc.

Portable Air Compressor

with Digital Pressure Gauge, 12V Smart Air Pump for Car Tires

Wireless Backup Camera

This beauty can save a lot of trouble, even a life!

I know mine saved a life, backing up and my child was sitting under the back bumper of my SUV. Thank God for that camera!

Portable Battery Jumper Starter

Everyone needs one for being able to get started when the car's battery inevitably dies. Don't let your loved ones be stranded!

OBD2 Scanner/code reader

Diagnose your car's check engine or other "idiot" lights with this reader, plug into the cars port and voila' you are the one who knows, and can't be fooled by a dishonest repair shop!

Wireless Apple Carplay/Android Auto Adapter

Finally, something for older cars with wired Carplay/Android Auto! Be less "Entangled"

BDK PolyPro Car Seat Covers Full Set in Charcoal on Black – Front and Rear Split Bench for Cars, Easy to Install Cover Set, Accessories Auto Trucks Van SUV

Element Fire Extinguisher E50 or E100 Magnet (E50) Red Great safety item especially for trucks and SUVs.

More cool items to come, check back often!