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Belleville, IL 62220
A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the Illinois news. Belleville people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and receive a government rebate.
A lot of Belleville motorists had so-called clunkers that they wanted to keep. They’re good commuters, Belleville grocery getters or toy haulers. They enjoy that fact that they’re paid off, or soon will be. They would gladly like to keep their Sedans for 200,000 miles or more – as long as it’s economical to do so.
There are plenty of Belleville drivers whose vehicles are running after 150,000 or 200,000 miles. We can learn from what they’re doing to keep our own Sedans on the road in Illinois.
The smart Belleville drivers of high-mileage cars often report a common denominator of never skipping an oil change.
That may sound a bit unsophisticated, but it’s really not. First off, oil is the life blood of your Sedan's engine and it needs to be clean to properly lubricate. Skipping oil changes leads to clogged oil filters and sludge that is detrimental for your engine.
There’s another critical reason why the scheduled oil change is so important for Belleville car owners. It’s simple – a Stock's Underhood Specialists Inc. professional is going to be looking at your car. All of your fluid levels will be inspected and topped off so they won’t get so low that damage can be done. If there is a significant fluid loss, let’s use brake fluid as an example, your Stock's Underhood Specialists Inc. technician can look for the cause of the loss and find the problem before it leads to an accident or costly repair.
Your honest Stock's Underhood Specialists Inc. service professional will also visually inspect your Sedan for worn belts and hoses, uneven tire wear, leaking shock absorbers and more. Problems get addressed before they lead to repairs that cost more than the car’s worth.
And your Stock's Underhood Specialists Inc. advisor will be able to remind you of other essential services that the factory recommends you get done. Just think of that oil change the same way as you do about going to your Belleville dentist for your six month cleaning and checkup. Don’t skip it.
Realistically, things are going to wear out as your Sedan gets older. On the way to 200,000 miles you’ll go through several batteries, probably a couple of alternators and water pumps, a set of shocks and likely some brake rotors.
Of course, these things cost some bucks, but they are less costly than new Sedan payments in Belleville. With proper service at Stock's Underhood Specialists Inc. in Belleville and regular inspections, you’ll keep surprise repairs to a minimum and more money in your wallet.
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