At 120,000 miles, vehicle manufacturers require certain safety inspections and preventative maintenance. Our certified car experts focus on only performing the services and repairs your vehicle requires, the safety of you and your family, keeping your vehicle running at its top performance, and ensuring that your factory warranty stays intact. We are able to bring you the highest level of service and properly maintain your vehicle at a fraction of what a dealer would charge.
Before every 120,000-mile service we perform a Quality Assurance Road Test to ensure that your vehicle is handling and performing at its optimal level.
Here are some of the things we will be checking for and likely perform when you bring your car for the 120k mile service:
Some late-model alternator pulleys wear out in as little as 60,000 miles. These overrunning alternator decoupler pulleys or one-way clutches increase engine efficiency and decreases vibration. Their failure can cause other accessory drive components to wear out prematurely, a no-charge condition, a weak battery, and/or a decrease in fuel economy.
If a vehicle has made it this far, the belt tensioner might need to be replaced, along with the belt. As the spring inside the tensioner fatigues, it can cause the belt to jump and vibrate. Also check the idler pulleys for noise and bearing leaks.
- Oil and filter change
- Brake fluid replacement
- Engine coolant replacement
- Transmission fluid replacement
- Spark plug replacement
- Timing belt replacement
- Valve adjustments if applicable
- Replacing the cabin air filter
- Rotating tires
- Replacing the engine air filter
- Visually inspecting the brakes, hoses, belts
- Checking for any fluid leaks
- Manufacturer recommended safety inspection
- Steering component inspection
- Strut or shock absorber inspection
We will check all of the things listed above, and more, and let you know if there is anything that needs to be repaired right away.
The key to keeping a car going after reaching a high mileage like 120,000 miles is maintenance and inspection. If you look at any factory-recommended service intervals, after 100,000 miles they cease to exist.
120,000 miles is almost five times around the planet. With all of the warranties expired, it is up to the owner and their repair shop to keep it rolling.