Reaching 50,000 and 100,000 miles is an accomplishment and your car wants you to know it!

You name your car. You tell it you love it. You even say sorry and pat the steering wheel when you go over a pothole. Your car is your baby, right? Well, CARCHEX wants you to know your car loves you too (and don’t worry about that pothole!).

Most cars have a check engine light that turns on at 50,000 and 100,000 miles. Some cars even have a check engine light turn on at 80,000 miles. This is your car telling you, “Congratulations. Now, keep me healthy.” After many miles of routine wear and stress certain parts within the car need to be checked to ensure safety and overall functionality.

At 50,000 miles mechanics usually check:

At 100,000 miles…

  • CV joint/boot
  • Battery
  • Antifreeze
  • Distributor cap/Ignition rotor
  • Fuel Filter
  • + All the parts checked in the 50,000 mile service

We know that is a lot of checking, but it doesn’t necessarily mean a fix or replacement. Your car wants you to love it…and keep it. By scheduling preventative maintenance for your car, you can make sure it’s healthy and happy. Regular maintenance can also prevent a future bill at the mechanic’s by spotting problems early.