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Higher Mileage Intervals

Because new cars are more expensive, Houston area drivers are using their old cars longer. The average car is now over nine years old. 68% of vehicles on the road have more than 75,000 miles or 120,000 kilometers. As cars age, their performance drops, they have difficulty idling for long periods and are more sensitive to weather extremes. Fortunately today's cars are up to the challenge - but they need a little help to keep on going strong on Houston roads.

Some owner's manuals don't specify service requirements at higher mileage. That doesn't mean it doesn't have to be done. In fact, it's more important than ever to stay on top of routine maintenance for cars with more than 120,000 miles or 190,000 kilometers. Just extend regular service intervals out: for instance a service that's recommended every 24,000 miles should be performed at 24,000 mi, 48,000 mi, 72,000mi, 96,000 mi; and on and on.

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